Oak Leaf Red Holly Ilex x 'Conaf'
A hybrid holly with a tall, elegant, pyramidal form and charming oak leaf-like foliage that emerges bronze to burgundy in spring and matures to emerald green. Sets small orange-red ornamental berries without needing a male pollenizer. Use to create a stunning, cold-hardy, tall hedge or as a landscape specimen. Evergreen.
Provide enriched, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing; reaches 14 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.|
|Design Ideas||This upright growing holly has leaves that are bronze to burgundy as they emerge in spring and retain this coloration for a couple of weeks in early spring.|