Types of Holly Bushes for Sale


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Holly Bushes for Sale at Nature Hills Nursery

Boost the appearance of your landscape in an instant with the ready-steady holly bushes for sale at Nature Hills Nursery. These formal evergreen bushes are a dynamic accent and privacy screen.

Set your landscape design up for long-term success with these durable and delightful plants.

Find All Types of Holly Bushes to Bring Joy to Your Yard


Did you know there are many types of holly bushes? Botanically known as Ilex, Holly is a vast genus of about 400 species.

Don't worry, we grow and sell the best cultivars to use in North America. Types of holly range from small bushes that stay less than one foot tall to holly trees that reach astonishing heights of more than 70 feet (after many years of growing, of course). Holly are popular because of their glossy leaves and classically dense branching. And don’t forget the holly bush berries.

English Holly Plants for Sale: Evergreen Foliage, Fancy Red Berries

By and large, English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) shrubs feature marvelously distinctive, toothed green leaves on an evergreen shrub. Small white flowers bloom in spring. 

Sprinkle some of the blooms on top of water to see if the old wives tale is true. It's said that springtime Holly flowers turn water to ice.

Like many English plants, Holly has more than its fair share of legends and folklore. After all, this is the showy evergreen that develops the celebrated red berries.

Deck your halls at Christmastime with wreaths and garland. Or leave them on the bush to feed the songbirds in your area after a few freeze and thaw cycles.

Not All Holly Bush Berries are Red


When you think of holly bush berries, you may automatically think red. But some Holly bushes produce orange, yellow and even black berries. It all depends on the types of holly bushes you have. While many holly bushes are evergreen, you’ll also find deciduous Hollies — with fantastic berries bedecked on bare branches.

Nature Hills Nursery also has a selection of holly tree varieties for sale. The holly tree grows into a stately, screening grandfather in a modern forest.

Buy Excellent American Hollies and Modern Hybrids

Holly shrubs are incredibly popular with people across much of the continental United States. Rediscover the joys of traditional plantings to beef up the look of your landscaping.

Who knew how easy these gorgeous, glossy shrubs were to grow? We sell a wide variety of different types of holly bushes, from beautiful American and English Holly to compact Japanese Holly.

Grow an improved natural hybrid for the best of several species. The special Meserve "Blue Holly" series is a line of cold-hardy hollies you'll be thrilled to showcase.

We'll make you happy with a large selection of gorgeous workhorses. Nature Hills Nursery is excited to grow high-quality holly we then ship direct to your doorstep.

Enjoy White Flowers and Red Holly Bush Berries

Some Holly bushes are actually self-pollinating, like the tall Oakland™ HollyYou'll get glossy green foliage all year and a heavy berry set on a tightly pyramidal plant.

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However, most Holly cultivars require a known male and female pollination partner. We have several combos to choose from. Since you can plant up to 10 females for every male pollinator, you’re destined to have one eye-catching scene.

Plant several Blue Princess Meserve Holly bushes as a colorful hedge. Of course, you'll need to tuck a pollinator like Blue Stallion Holly somewhere nearby, with Blue Stallion being a charming, wavy-edged accent in its own right.

You can even push the easy button with our pre-selected Royal Family Holly combination. We've grown a male and female together for a hard-working solution for bright red berries.

You'll love having plenty of homegrown cutting material on hand to create bespoke winter arrangements. Why pay for cut Holly branches when you can easily grow your own?

Surround an outdoor room with a living wall of Royal Family Holly. It grows to create a perfectly special destination spot.

How Fast Do Holly Shrubs Grow?

Nellie Stevens Holly is the fastest growing Holly shrub. This heat-tolerant, large Holly selection is an outstanding accent for residential and commercial properties alike.

You'll get plenty of beautiful berries with Nellie Stevens Holly. This is especially true with one or more Dwarf Burford Holly shrub planted as a showy thriller in a patio container nearby.

Variegated Holly Foliage Adds Season-Long Interest

Certain types of holly deliver variegated foliage for season-long interest. Get an eyeful of the dramatic cream margins on the toothed evergreen leaves of the Honey Maid Holly. This holly plant makes a very special anchor plant at the corner of your home.

Let your Honey Maid Holly grow into a natural pyramidal shade without much pruning required. If pollinated, this healthy Ilex x meserveae hybrid dazzles with tiny white blooms and red berries.

Buy variegated Holly bushes from Nature Hills Nursery for commercial landscape quality. There is a good reason why professional landscape designers count on us to bring their ideas to life.

American Native Winterberry Holly Plants for Sale


Our showy native Ilex verticillata produces a bountiful berry display with pollination. Even beginners can easily grow these beautiful shrubs in full sun or partial shade in a wide range of soils.

Plant a compact male holly pollinator Jim Dandy near female Red Sprite HollyYou'll have a season filled with incredible red berries, a blessing in a small space garden or as a low hedge.

Don't forget about deciduous hollies. The brilliant berries truly pop against bare branches.

For a larger display, try fiery female Holly plants like Magical® Daydream Winterberry or Magical® Winter Jewel. Don't forget Jim Dandy, he'll come in handy to pollinate this trio, too.

Create a larger display with Winter Red Holly. Plant several of these female hollies with their pollinator, Southern Gentleman.

As a bonus, these native Winterberry Holly shrubs tolerate soggy, wet soils. Dwarf Hollies like Little Goblin® Orange and her pollinator, Little Goblin® Guy Holly make excellent low hedges in low-lying areas.

Growing Holly Shrubs in Containers

Even without a yard, there’s no need to rely on silk holly bushes. Although you can't grow holly indoors, you can grow a live, narrow holly bush in an outdoor container.

Select Sky Pencil Holly bushes give you the skinny jeans style that reaches high and stays slender. Or simply plant our expertly crafted Castle Spire Blue Holly tree-form topiary as a stand-out live holly cultivar.

Cold-hardy, native Inkberry hollies are gaining a well-deserved reputation as a superior landscape choice. They have glossy foliage that is lance-shaped and nearly spineless.

Gem Box Inkberry Holly shrubs make lovely container plants. Try them as a native alternative to Boxwood that features every bit as much elegance.

Keep dwarf Holly bushes in a 20-inch garden container for many years. Use potting mix for ericaceous plants and apply acid-lovers fertilizer according to the label.

Nature Hills Nursery makes it easy — and fun — to go shopping for dwarf holly bushes. You can quickly pinpoint the holly bushes for sale that suits your need. For instance, if you live in growing one 6, simply filter the mature height and spread, and limit the results to zone 6.

Here's a list of our mini, or dwarf Holly Bushes for sale in zone 6 >>

Filter our website to see all of our small holly shrubs in stock. If you don’t see your favorite holly bush in stock, you can always give us your email to be notified when a popular selection is back and ready to order.

Use Japanese Holly Throughout Your Landscape

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If you’re looking for types of holly bushes for a sophisticated design element you'll never need to fuss over, Japanese holly is one of them. These special holly shrubs come in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Some of the most popular sizes include Compact Japanese Holly. This rounded Holly stays small enough to use under windows and makes an intelligent choice in low-maintenance foundation plantings.

Try the evergreen Patty O Box® Japanese Holly for a low-maintenance landscape. You'll relish the depth of dark color, along with the incredible lustrous shine of the leaves.

Urban-tolerant Japanese Holly comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. They also take shearing well. Some leaves are smooth, and there are cultivars that produce black berries.

Asian gardens rely on Japanese Holly much like Boxwood is used. They make very showy topiaries, and perform beautifully as an accent or hedge.

Drops of Gold Japanese Holly is a fantastic yellow Holly bush. Add a sunny finishing touch with these compact, spreading shrubs.

Holly Shrubs Offer Wildlife Support

Butterflies love Holly bushes with white flowers in springtime. These flowers are small, but they are very popular with beneficial pollinators.

Holly berries are not edible for humans. Birds and some other small mammals will eat them after they go through the freeze and thaw process several times.

The Holly berries sustain many species of birds in late winter when food is scarce.

Are Holly Berries Safe? >>

Caring for Broad-Leaved Evergreen Holly Shrubs

Hollies like to be planted in full sun or partial shade. Most prefer slightly acidic soils, so use a fertilizer for acid-loving shrubs in early spring.

Apply an even amount of water consistently for most of the season, but start tapering off in fall. This will give new growth time to harden and mature before the cold season sets in.

Mulch underneath holly bushes for the best results. Their shallow roots resent competition, and mulch helps your plant stay clean and pretty.

Holly blooms on old wood, so wait to prune most types of holly bushes until after the flowers are done. Of course, you can take berried branches for seasonal decorations.

Japanese Holly and deciduous Winterberry Hollies require little pruning. Please allow enough room for your choice to reach its mature height and spread.

Click the photos to read more about each Holly cultivar we sell in our online nursery. Each product page has Plant Highlights for all the specifics.

Mature Holly bushes are an asset that adds value to your home. Order the largest container size we offer for sale, and use Nature Hills Root Booster for life-long symbiotic support.

Put Holly to work in your landscape. You'll never regret your decision to include these classic shrubs. Place your order today.

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