Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 15-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 12-15 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Ilex opaca
- Does Not Ship To:
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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
The Holly came very healthy and about 2 foot tall and was reasonable price
shipping was quick, tree was in very good condition, and its been planted now for a few weeks, new growth coming in ! Very pleased.
Great tree and easy to plant
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!
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
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).
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) 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|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|