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American Holly - Tree Form

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Traditional Evergreen Holly in Perfect Tree Form

American Holly in Tree Form (Ilex opaca) is the classic holly – big, dark green serrated leaves, bright red berries in the winter, rich color year-round. It is so ingrained in Rockwellian nostalgia that it brings instant warmth and fondness when people see it.

We know, though, that these shrubs can get HUGE and if they’re not placed properly can be a problem. This sweet tree-form, though, will stay just the right size for you to put it front and center in a big pot or along a walk or by a gate. They look like they came straight from a fancy Macy’s NY window display! A single stem topped with a sphere of holly leaves and berries. Instant topiary.

This native holly is super hardy and adaptable. It thrives in many soils and in full sun or part shade. It doesn’t require much maintenance – a quick trim to keep its shape, but that’s all.

It shines during the holidays, of course. A ribbon bow around its stem, a strand of mini twinkle lights. Effortless decorating. But this beauty also is great the rest of the year! The deep leaf color never fades and the tree form makes a striking silhouette no matter the season. In the spring it blooms small white flowers that give it a completely different look.

Buy a couple of these American Holly in tree form for your garden, doorway or patio today. Your friends will comment. Your neighbors will be envious. 

* Tree form of our best-selling Holly
* Spring flowers and Winter berries
* Natural pyramidal shape requires little pruning
* Perfect for containers or specimen planting

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

American Holly - Tree Form Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ilex opaca
Foliage Green
Mature Height 40 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 35 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen