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American Hollies

 

Ilex opaca ‘Dan Fenton’* - Dan Fenton American Holly
Zone 5
Despite its name, this is a female. It has excellent dark green leaves and a vigorous pyramidal growth habit. Berries are bright red. New and better!
 

Ilex opaca ‘Hedge Holly’ - Hedgeholly American Holly
Zone 5
Introduced by the late Paul Bosley. This is a dense Holly with medium sized leaves of excellent form and texture. A heavy fruitier, it is very hardy!
 

Ilex opaca ‘Male’* - Male American Holly
Zone 5
A good American Holly pollinator.
 

Ilex opaca ‘Morgan Gold’ - Morgan Gold American Holly
Zone 5
Leaves are medium green and very serrated.  Golden fruiting form that has a very prolific fruit set.  Tree form to 25'.
 

Ilex opaca ‘Old Heavyberry’ - Old Heavyberry American Holly
Zone 5
Large waxy leaves with few spines and always an abundant crop of red berries. One that has prospered at the Morton Arboretum in Illinois. Grows into a small pyramidal tree 15-25’. Deer will not eat it!
 

 

 

English Hollies

 

Ilex aquifolium ‘Rubicalis Aurea’ - Gold-edged English Holly
Zone 6
Hardy gold-edge English Holly. We have grown it outdoors for six years with no winter injury. Beautiful foliage, red berries. Needs protection from winter sun!
 


 

Japanese Hollies

Ilex crenata ‘Aurea’ - Golden Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Dwarf, dense and spreading, similar to Helleri except with golden foliage. Color is best in a sunny location. Grows 18” tall x 4’ wide. RARE!
 

Ilex crenta ‘Beehive’ - Beehive Japanese Holly
Zone 5
Selected for hardiness and form (like a beehive) by Elwin Orton of Rutgers.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’ - Convex Leaved Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Small evergreen shiny leaves. Sun or shade. Grows to 4’ x 4’. Thrives on shearing. One of our favorites!
 

Ilex crenata ‘Geisha’ - Geisha Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Small shrub with spreading habit. Probably the smallest leaves of any Japanese Holly. Lustrous dark green leaves and yellow fruit. Rare!
 


Ilex crenata ‘Green Dragon’ - Green Dragon Japanese Holly
Zone 6
A male clone with very heavy structure, tiny leaves and artistic form. Perfectly suited for Bonsai. Very slow growing.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’ - Helleri Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Dwarf, dense, and spreading. The standard for comparing dwarf Japanese Hollies.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Hetzii’ - Hetz Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Beautiful rounded compact holly.  Larger glossy leaves curl down.  Very vigorous.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Rocky Creek’ - Rocky Creek Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Slow growing twisted and contorted growth habit. This holly will eventually reach
6’ tall x 4-6’ wide.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’ - Sky Pencil Japanese Holly
Zone 6
A useful accent plant in smaller areas where a dark green exclamation point is desired. Will grow 3-5’ tall in sun to partial shade.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Snowflake’ - Snowflake Japanese Holly
Zone 6
A green and white variegated Japanese Holly which grows 6-8' tall x 5-6' wide, with black fruit and white flowers. Sun to part shade. Loves shearing.
 

Ilex crenata ‘Soft Touch’ - Soft Touch Japanese Holly
Zone 6
Female clone growing 2’ tall x 3’ wide, lustrous dark green leaves with silver mid vein, flexible branches and soft foliage. Unusual!
 


 

China & Blue Hollies

Ilex x meservae 'China Boy' ® pp. 4803 - China Boy Holly
Zone 5
Male pollinator for China Girl. Very winter hardy.
#1pot.....$18.95

Ilex x meservae 'China Girl' ® pp. 4878 - China Girl Holly
Zone 5
Abundant large fruit on this hardy and heat tolerant hybrid. Unusual cup shaped leaves and rounded growing habit. Grows to 5 ft x 5 ft. Loves shearing!
 

Ilex x meservae ‘Blue Angel’ ® pp 3662 - Blue Angel Holly
Zone 6
Crinkled, glossy dark green foliage and large shiny deep red fruits. Grows to 8' tall..
 

Ilex x meservae ‘Blue Prince’ ® pp 3517 - Blue Prince Holly
Zone 5
One of Kathleen Meserve’s hybrids, this one is a male with handsome dark green
foliage and plenty of pollen to pollinate all females in a large area. Grows to 6’.
 

Ilex x meservae ‘Blue Princess’ ® pp. 3675 - Blue Princess Holly
Zone 5
A very productive female with bright red, persistent fruits. The “Blue” hollies are not tolerant of a lot of heat, but will withstand cold easily in Zone 5. Grows 6’ x 6’, tolerates shearing.
 

Ilex x meservae ‘Blue Stallion’ ® pp. 4804 - Blue Stallion Holly
Zone 5
A vigorous growing pollinator with shiny, non-spiny leaves, that blooms over a long period of time.
 

Ilex x meservae ‘Golden Girl’ ® pp. 7652 - Golden Girl  Holly
Zone 6
A Meservae Hybrid. Pyramidal form with dark green dense foliage and bright yellow fruits. Grows 12' ht.

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Blue Wave’ - Blue Wave Holly
Zone 5
Dark, glossy, blue green, lightly serrated leaves. Fast growing pyramidal form with heavy substance. Grows 12-14' tall x 6' wide. Large bright red berries. Very showy!
     Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Dragon Lady’ ® pp. 4996 - Dragon Lady Holly
Zone 6
Foliage is dark green, glossy and spiny. Rapidly growing into a narrow pyramid. Produces red berries. Use Blue Stallion or Betty's Beau for a pollinator. Grows 12-20'
 

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Gypsy’ - Gypsy Holly
Zone 5
Narrow dwarf pyramid with small serrated leaves. At 5' ht only 2.5' wide. Dark green leaves. bright red berries. A slow upright grower.
 Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Her Majesty’ - Her Majesty Holly
Zone 5
Dark green narrow leaves on a tightly pyramidal holly.  Grows 10-12' tall by 5-6' wide.  Beautiful red berries in fall.  Use Blue Prince as the pollinator.
 Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Little Della’ - Little Della Holly
Zone 5
Low growing dwarf mound with small serrated leaves. Very tight growth habit with little pruning. Bright red berries. Grows 3' tall x 4' wide..
   Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Shimmering Lights’ - Shimmering Lights Holly
Zone 5
Black green glossy leaves reflect the clouds as they sail by. Pyramidal growth habit, 12' x 6' wide. A great male holly to pollinate many of our hybrids!  Very few serrations on the large leaves give a lovely texture. Loves shearing to keep its shape.
 Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Silky Water’ - Silky Water Holly
Zone 5
Silky water has the same pyramidal shape as some of our other hollies.  Silky Water is a little less dense which shows off it's huge clusters of red fruits in fall.  Leaves are less serrated and wider than average.
    Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Stormy’ - Stormy Holly
Zone 5
Stormy holly has a beautiful dense habit and fruits nicely.  A pyramidal holly that can grow to 12' x 6'.  It's dense habit makes it a great candidate for shadier spots!  A great holly for screening.
  Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘Wavecrester’ - Wavecrester Holly
Zone 5
Medium green leaves, ruffled edges and good serration of the leaf edge gives this heavy fruiting female character.  Grows to 12' tall by 6' wide with a distinct pyramidal habit.
4" pot.....$12.95     #1 pot.....$18.95    Our own Hybrid!

Ilex x (Hybrid) ‘White Cap’ - White Cap Holly
Zone 5
White Cap has an upright, rounded habit to 8'.  The leaves show many characteristics of English holly with its dark green color and wavy, spiny shape.
    Our own Hybrid!

 

 

Winterberry Hollies

Ilex verticillata ‘Bonfire' - Bonfire Winterberry Holly
Zone 4
Chosen from over 150 seedlings for its vigor and heavy fruiting.  Red berries prolific along branches.  Grows to 12'.
 

Ilex verticillata ‘Jim Dandy’ - Jim Dandy Male Winterberry Holly
Zone 4
Early flowering male, slow-growing, compact and densely branched. Good pollinator. Grows 6-10'. Full sun.
 

Ilex verticillata ‘Oosterwijk ’ - Oosterwijk Winterberry Holly
Zone 4
A prolifically suckering form which makes this wider than tall (6' by 8').  The berries are longer lasting than most other forms.  Use Southern Gentleman as the pollinator.
 

Ilex verticillata ‘Red Sprite ’ - Red Sprite Holly
Zone 4
Most dwarf of the Winterberries, with large 1/2" bright red fruits in abudance.
 

Ilex verticillata ‘Southern Gentleman’ - Southern Gentleman Male Winterberry Holly
Zone 4
Late blooming pollinator holly that grows 7' by 7'.
 

Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’ - Winter Gold Winterberry Holly
Zone 4
Orangish-pink fruits appear late summer and turn gold for the winter.  Grows 8' by 8'.  Use southern gentleman as a pollinator.
 

Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Red’ - Winter Red Winterberry Holly
Zone 4
Probably the most popular form of winterberry and rightly so.  Loads of red fruits persist into winter.  Grows 8' by 8'.  Use southern gentleman as a pollinator.
 

 

Other Hollies

 

Ilex ciliospinosa (National Arboretum Strain) - Ciliospinosa Holly
Zone 5
Pyramidal medium green holly with narrow leaves.  This strain becomes very dense and is great for screening.  Use Blue Prince as a pollinator.
 

 

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