(Hefcup Holly, Hybrid Holly)
The exceptionally colorful ‘Hefcup’ has glossy golden yellow and green variegated foliage that has a peach blush when it first emerges. The leaves are further enhanced in fall and winter by its rich red berries. Its was discovered as a sport of the hybrid ‘Nellie R Stevens’.
The glossy medium-sized leaves have three or five spines that curve downward. In full sun the foliage is almost entirely golden yellow and in part it has occasional markings of green or just yellow edges. Hollies are dioecious,...
(Hybrid Holly, Oakland™ Holly)
This self-fertile holly has lance-shaped, spiny, evergreen leaves and offers copious orange-red berries in fall and winter. It was discovered as a sport of the hybrid holly, Oakleaf™ (‘Conaf’). Normally hollies are either male or female, but Oakland™ has flowers with both genders present and is self-fertile. In fall and winter beautiful berries cover the shrub and attract winter birds.
This holly accepts most well-drained soils but prefers slightly acid loam. It grows well in full or partial...
Mark A. Miller
(Hybrid Holly, Mary Nell Holly)
The vigorous and pretty holly ‘Mary Nell’ graces the fall and winter with branches lined with spiny glossy leaves and small red berries. It has a pyramidal habit and its oval leaves have many flattened spines that are sharp to the touch. They are brighter green when they emerge in spring and quickly deepen to dark glossy green. This hybrid resulted from a complex cross between (Ilex cornuta x I. pernyi) and I. latifolia.
Hollies are dioecious, which means plants...
James H. Schutte
(China Boy Hybrid Holly, Hybrid Holly)
A uniform shape, beautiful glossy foliage and dense growth set this evergreen holly apart from others. The popular shrub holly, China Boy, is a cross between Ilex rugosa and Ilex cornuta and was introduced by The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania.
The medium-sized leaves are green, semi-glossy and spiny along the edges. Hollies are dioecious, which means that some plants have only male flowers and some only female flowers and fruit. China Boy is a male clone, so...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(China Girld Hybrid Holly, Hybrid Holly)
A uniform shape, beautiful glossy foliage, plentiful orange-red berries and dense growth set this evergreen holly apart from others. The popular shrub holly, China Girl, is a cross between Ilex rugosa and Ilex cornuta and was introduced by The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania.
The medium-sized leaves are green, semi-glossy and spiny along the edges. Hollies are dioecious, which means that some plants have only male flowers and some only female flowers and fruit....
(Hybrid Holly, Nellie R. Stevens Holly)
This small pyramidal holly tree has dense glossy leaves and becomes loaded with crimson-red berries in fall and early winter. It is a fast-growing hybrid that arose from a cross between Ilex cornuta and I. aquifolium.
In spring it bears tiny fragrant white flowers. Hollies are dioecious, which means plants have either male or female flowers. All berry producers, like ‘Nellie R Stevens,' are female and need male plants nearby for pollination and subsequent fruit...
(Hybrid Holly, Red Beauty® Holly)
The vigorous Red Beauty® produces a jackpot of big red berries in fall and winter. These glow against the beautiful small glossy leaves of this exceptionally winter hardy dwarf cultivar. This hybrid combines all the ornamental qualities of its parent species, Ilex pernyi and I. x meserveae.
Red Beauty® is unusual in that it has both male and female flowers, but its male flowers have underdeveloped stamens so it’s not self-fertile. Consequently, it is necessary to...
(Dixie Dream™ Holly, Hybrid Holly)
The finely textured, pyramidal Dixie Dream™ is an outstanding holly for many landscape applications. Its red berries brighten the fall and winter and its small, spiny, evergreen leaves look appealing all year long. This vigorous hybrid is a cross between Ilex opaca and I. myrtifolia and is considered far superior to the common and comparable cultivar, ‘Foster 2’.
Hollies are dioecious, which means plants have either male or female flowers. All berry producers, like Dixie...
The glossy, spined, dark green leaves of English holly are beautiful year round, but look particularly alluring in fall and winter when contrasted with its clusters of cheerful red berries. A tall, pyramid-shaped, broadleaf evergreen tree, it is native to southern and western Europe, western Asia and extreme northern Africa.
The leaves can be quite variable on this species, but are generally dark glossy green and oval-shaped with widely spaced spines on the wavy margins. Leaf undersides are...
Mark A. Miller
(Amber English Holly, English Holly)
Glossy green foliage and a prolific crop of pale yellow to light apricot-colored berries are noteworthy features of the Amber English holly.
This is the classic holly species that you see decorating English winter landscapes and decorative holiday displays. The glossy, dark green leaves of English holly trees have long, sharp undulating spines, but on 'Amber' the leaves may be less spined on occasion. They are pretty all year around but are most alluring in fall and winter when their cheerful...