Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 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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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. Why? Well, for starters, it's disease and pest resistant, making it ideal for creating an effortless hedge or privacy screen. Plus, it's versatile. 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 color over the seasons.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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 to your door. That means you get versatility, adaptability and great looks.
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
I ordered three, and they looked a little rough when they got here, but after I planted them in 20 gallon Smart Pots the leaves started to slowly return to green, but they still haven't fully recovered. I would note that these plants were EXTREMELY root bound. I had to take shears to the root balls of all three of them just to make them able to hopefully shoot out. They really should put these things in bigger pots. Hopefully, they start thriving, rather than just holding on. Still, even though their condition wasn't the best, they are beautiful trees. I will note however, that they tell you they have no way to *** the trees. This is not entirely true however, if you order them mid-June or early July. You can tell which ones are females, because they will have berries. Based on what I've seen, it appears I ended up with one male and two females, which is perfect, but I won't know for sure until next year.
Nice sized plant is great condition. Best online nursery we have used
Plants were in good condition, I ordered 3 and received 1 male and 2 females, perfect ratio.
Great package, healthy and vibrant. Planted and its going strong.
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 back fill 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).
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. 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|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|