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American Holly Tree Ilex opaca

37 reviews
Evergreen Trees

  • American Holly Tree

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    In it's natural shape this mature American Holly is a dense beautiful dark sage green shrub.

  • American Holly Tree

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Product Details

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 12-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Ilex opaca
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 6-9 outdoors
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      6-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

Product Description

America's Most Popular Holly

Why American Holly Trees?

True to its name, the American Holly is the most popular Holly cultivar in the country. American Holly Trees can be trimmed as a foundation hedge or as a secure, tall privacy fence. And they require minimal care, growing in a variety of climates and resisting mildew, disease, and insects.

Thick branches grow out from top to bottom, so the American Holly is well-suited to screening and privacy. And bright red berries pop against deep green foliage during winter, and creamy white flowers bloom in the springtime, giving you a variety of colors over the seasons.

Why is Better

Our American Holly is a must-have because we’ve planted, grown and shipped it with absolute care. And since we’ve grown ours with an intact root system, it’s ready to grow by the time it arrives at your door.

However, a few of our plants don’t live up to our high standards on occasion: they might be a bit crooked or missing some limbs, but they are still high-quality plants that need a home!

That means we’ve discounted your American Holly heavily to make room for fresh inventory. Given the nature of these plants, we are not able to offer our standard warranty but hope you can take advantage of this opportunity to give them a home!

And if you love the festive, eye-catching elegance of Hollies and low-maintenance privacy, all without effort, this is the evergreen for you. Order your American Holly (or Hollies!) today...before they're gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your American Holly tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). For a hedge or privacy screen, plant your American Hollies about five feet apart. And make sure that your American Holly doesn't sit in a low area of the yard that collects standing water.

When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's about 2 to 3 times the width of the root ball (and just as deep), place your American Holly and backfill the soil. Add organic material to your soil to lighten the texture and improve drainage. Finally, mulch the surrounding soil to preserve moisture and water once planting is complete.

2. Watering: Keep your soil moist until your tree is established. Once American Holly Trees are established, they're drought tolerant and only need extra water during dry spells. Until then, we recommend watering about once weekly or checking the surrounding soil for dryness (use your finger to check the soil about 2 inches down).

3. Fertilizing: Each year, in early spring, fertilize your American Holly Tree with a slow-release fertilizer for an acid-loving shrub (something like Holly-Tone).

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95

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My Trees

The ordering process was simple and easy. The trees arrived in good condition and healthy. I will buy from your company again.

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Nice Hollies!

The trees look very healthy and well boxed to ensure safe shipping. I planted them on the same they were received and they seem to be doing well. Can’t wait for them to get bigger!

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Gorgeous American Hollies!

My latest batch of American Hollies are even more gorgeous than the last... They arrived in Texas strong & healthy, with new growth, packed well for their journey. Thank you!

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Beautiful and Thriving

Very pleased with my beautiful American Hollies from FGT. Excellent packaging to avoid soil loss, smooth shipment. They arrived during an unusually long, rain-drenched 2021 spring in Texas, and were kept sheltered in containers for awhile to avoid drowning. New growth continued before & after planting. Thank you FGT!

Lynne S.
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American holly

Our two American hollies arrived beautifully packaged and were 3-4 feet as promised and very healthy. The order was filled very promptly. We would definitely use Fast Growing again.