Acadiana™ Red Holly

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The Acadiana™ Red Holly (Ilex hybrid 'Magiana'), is a broad-leaved evergreen shrub with an upright form! Use just one as a foundation plant that will bring you year-round interest. Your Acadiana™ is a Red Holly with ornamental foliage and has a dramatic appearance with its deeply-serrated leaves and glossy shine! The leaves are truly amazing with new growth taking on a reddish hue that transitions to a vibrant, deep green with age.

A wonderful newer hybrid, Acadiana™ Holly has an upright, tight branching habit and pyramidal form and is generally very easy-to-grow, hardy, and relatively trouble-free. Featuring dark red new growth that ages green for the rest of the growing season. Fast-growing Acadiana™ has deeply dissected foliage that has the traditional Holly spines and shine!

The dainty white blossoms are self-pollinating and attract loads of pollinators in the spring and they help pollinate the shrub - leading to gorgeous fall fruit! Persisting into the winter, the red berries are a popular draw for your feathered friends who adore Holly for its winter treat and reliable shelter! You’ll also gain lovely winter ornaments to shine in the winter and accent the evergreen foliage.

Planting and Application:

Plant a few of these for one of the most beautiful privacy screens you'll ever see! They will also create protective barriers and their spiny foliage deters trespassers and the dense foliage keeps prying eyes out while sheltering songbirds and wildlife. The persistent fruit adds fall and winter color to the ornamental nature of this landscape shrub, as well as in various decorations and crafts!

The brilliant, red berries add to the display, a stand-out in any setting both sun and part shade! The vigorous growth and large size of these pyramidal shrubs are made for living walls and creating outdoor rooms, shelterbelts, hedgerows, and blocks wind and snow. Use as a specimen, outdoor Christmas Tree, corner anchors, and garden punctuation as these Holly grow 12 - 14 feet in height and 6 - 8 feet in width at maturity.
  • Large Dissected Green Foliage
  • Dark Red New Growth & Dark Green Broad-Leaf Evergreen Leaves
  • Self-Pollinating White Spring Flowers & Red Fall Fruit
  • Pollinators & Songbird Food & Shelter
  • Hedges, Windbreaks, Shelterbelts & Privacy

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Acadiana™ Red broad-leaf evergreens thrive in full sun and partial shade throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 9. It is extremely adaptable, growing in all soils from sand to clay, and in moist to dry soil too. Once established, these Hollies are very drought-tolerant and pest-resistant! Water regularly until established, and apply a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch for best results. If pruning is needed, do so in the spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil & Very Adaptable
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Drought Tolerant
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Pest Resistant

You won't want to miss out on having one of these exceptional broad-leaved evergreens for your own garden this year! Order the fantastic self-fertile Acadiana™ Red Holly from today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Acadiana™ Red Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ilex hybrid 'Magiana'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 12 - 14 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring