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
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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Customer Reviews & Photos
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
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!!!
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.
Great product price and quality!
I received my American holly tree within just a couple of day of ordering. It was packaged well and was in great shape when it arrived. As expected it dropped some leave due to shipping stress but now at almost 5 weeks in the ground it is thriving. I wanted this tree because deer supposedly will not bother American holly. We have herds of deer come through our neighborhood every day and the have not bothered this tree at all :-)
Planting & Care
American Hollies prefer slightly acidic soil, but will grow well in various soil types, even soil that's sandy in 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.
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, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
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 April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|