Ilex crenata 'Steeds' - Steeds Upright Japanese Holly 5Gal 24-30"

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The Upright Steeds Holly is a popular evergreen shrub that is often used in landscaping for its attractive appearance and hardiness. Here are some of the characteristics of the Upright Steeds Holly:

  1. Growth Habit: As the name suggests, the Upright Steeds Holly has an upright growth habit, with a narrow, columnar shape. This makes it a great choice for small spaces, such as narrow garden beds or as a specimen plant.

  2. Foliage: The leaves of the Upright Steeds Holly are glossy and dark green, and they have a spiny texture. They are also evergreen, meaning they stay green throughout the year.

  3. Size: The Upright Steeds Holly can grow up to 15 feet tall and 5 feet wide, but it can be pruned to maintain a smaller size.

  4. Flowers and Fruit: The Upright Steeds Holly produces small white flowers in the spring, which are followed by bright red berries in the fall. The berries are attractive to birds and other wildlife.

  5. Soil and Light Requirements: The Upright Steeds Holly prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. It also prefers full sun to partial shade.

  6. Hardiness: The Upright Steeds Holly is hardy in USDA zones 6-9, meaning it can tolerate a range of temperatures and growing conditions.

Overall, the Upright Steeds Holly is a versatile and attractive shrub that can add year-round interest to your landscape.