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American Holly

American Holly
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Regular price $47.45 Sale price
  • 2-3 ft. $47.45 (5% Off)

Product Details

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉) 
      6-9 outdoors
   Map 6-9 outdoors
Mature Height:
15-20 ft.
Mature Width:
12-15 ft.
Full Sun
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Ilex opaca
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Product Description

America's Most Popular Holly

True to its name, the American Holly is the most popular Holly cultivar in the country. Why? Well, for starters, it's disease and pest resistant, making it ideal for creating an effortless hedge or privacy screen. The award-winning American Holly redefines ease in a sleek silhouette you'll love for your landscape.

Even better, American Holly Trees can be trimmed as a foundation hedge or as a secure, tall privacy fence. They require minimal watering and grow in a variety of climates. Plus, American Holly Trees resist mildew, disease and insects. And even pruning is easy!

Thick branches grow out from top to bottom, so the American Holly is well-suited to screening and privacy. Plant your trees 4 to 5 feet apart for a dense wall that blocks out neighbors and noise. Since these trees mature to about 15 to 20 feet in height, they also make a great stand-alone ornamental tree where you need year-round color.

Did we mention award-winning? This tree received the coveted Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 2001 for its ability to easily grow in a variety of conditions. Basically, these Holly Trees are an absolute delight, with bright red berries against deep green foliage during winter and lush looks that last year-round. Creamy white flowers bloom in the springtime, giving you a variety of color over the seasons. New growth will have a reddish tint but will quickly turn green.

And the beauty of the season-to-season foliage attracts birds and wildlife, including Bluebirds and Cardinals, creating a graceful show.

Best of all, the American Holly grows in full sun or partial shade, moist or drained soils, including clay, sand and everything in between. Although this bold botanical prefers growing zones 6 through 9, it's completely hassle-free.

If you love the festive, eye-catching elegance of Hollies and low-maintenance privacy, this is the evergreen for you. Order your American Holly (or Hollies!) today.

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Linda J.
United States

Beautiful Trees

Great tree and easy to plant


All dead

None of mine survived two months. Had 10 shipped, original order very low quality. Replacement better. Really disappointed.


Hi Rob, We are so sorry that your original trees didn't do well for you! Hopefully we were able to turn your experience around a bit with the replacements you received. If you have any questions or concerns about your plants, please let us know!

Sylvia B Phillips

Green thumb

Hello my tree was delivery in very reasonable time it was nice and healthy. I planted it according to direction given and as of now it is still green. We will see what happens in the spring when it begins to take on my soil and grow. Thanks for asking

Stacy Guarrasi

Very happy with my Holly purchase.

As always my plants came larger than I anticipated :) Love this company! Packaging kept the plants in great shape transplanted and looking good!!!

Michael Finelli

American Holly

They looked good coming out of the box. However they've only been in the ground a few weeks so it's to early to tell how they are going to look or if there are going to be any problems with them growing.

Planting & Care

Plant your American Holly tree in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. For a hedge or privacy screen plant your American Hollies about five feet apart. Make sure that your American Holly doesn't sit in a low area of the yard that collects standing water.

American Holly's prefer slightly acidic soil, but will grow well in various soil types, even soil that's sandy or heavy in clay. Add organic material to your soil to lighten the texture and improve drainage. 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.

Once a year in the early Spring fertilize your American Holly Tree with a slow release fertilizer for an acid loving shrub like Holly-tone. Small white flowers bloom every Spring, and turn into bright red berries in the Fall that last through the Winter months.

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