Oakland® Holly

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Showy Evergreen Screen Oakland® Holly

  • Outstanding, Easy-Care Evergreen
  • Distinctive Bright Green, Lobed Leaves Look Like Oak
  • Classic Pyramid Shape with Very Limited Pruning
  • Brilliant Display of Orange-Red Berries
  • Self-Pollinating for Berries on Every Plant
  • Excellent Hedge, Screening, or Barrier Plants
  • Year Round Interest
  • Not Preferred by Deer

Discerning garden design relies on careful planning and thoughtful plant selection. Each plant serves a purpose in a hard-working yard that lives large, no matter the size.

One of the most important (but often overlooked) choices is evergreen structure plants. Look for superior choices that elevate the whole look, even if its in a subtle way.

Oakland® Holly (Ilex hybrid Magland PP14417) is a polished, lovely and improved selection. The Oak-shaped, leathery, lustrous, deeply-lobed leaves really set it apart from others.

Another important improvement is that this variety is self-pollinating. In spring, creamy white flower clusters are fragrant, but not showy. The plant has both male and female flowers.

Not only is every plant self-pollinating, but Oakland Holly can be used to pollinate other varieties as well.

The flowers mature into the some of the most incredibly showy orange-red fruits that will persist into winter. Youll love the brilliant winter display of bright orange-red berries on every plant.

Oakland Holly is a beautiful plant that was expertly developed from a compact branch sport of the world renowned Oak Leaf Holly. It has all of the best characteristics of this standard; it stays beautifully green all year round.

The handsome evergreen leaves are instantly recognizable. Leathery, thick, with a sophisticated sheen, they are shaped like serrated Oak leaves, with multiple spines. A very narrow brighter green margin spotlights the edges of each leaf. In certain light, theyll look almost electric green!

Lets face it. You buy Holly for an evergreen backdrop or screen. But this variety is quite special. Why not go with the best?

Oakland Holly grows fairly quickly into a very desirable pyramid shape. It wont need much pruning. This is a beautiful, carefree evergreen that will help give shape to your garden.

If you see this beautiful shrub in stock on our site, please order all the Oakland Holly you will need for your garden design plan now. We will sell out.

How to Use Oakland Holly in the Landscape

Oakland Holly develops into a wonderful screen. Just about every yard has some place that could use a rock steady, bright green living wall.

Maybe you want to hide the ho-hum, utilitarian places in your yard. Carve out a spot to stash the garbage cans, or compost pile using Oakland Holly hedge.

Yes, you can plant these in the middle of your yard! Often, people get stuck thinking that you can only plant near the perimeter, but thats just not true.

Map your yard out on paper and carve it up into smaller rooms that meet the needs of your lifestyle. You may be surprised how much larger your yard seems, if you cant see everything all at once.

Love Yoga? Make a Meditation Garden for yourself.

Are you a gourmet foodie? Create a fabulous outdoor dining room, complete with chandelier.

Want a private retreat? Ring a fire pit with comfy seating and protect it with a hedge of this standout selection. It will become a hard-working, evergreen privacy screen.

Youll use Oakland Holly to create the walls of these outdoor garden rooms. With their lustrous leaves, these evergreen shrubs easily grow into wonderful structural design elements.

Can you imagine the amazing outdoor Holiday dinner parties surrounded by berry-bedecked, living, green walls? Roast some chestnuts, call in the carolers, or watch Frosty the Snowman on an outdoor movie screen.

Anchor a corner of your foundation planting with this sophisticated choice. It will make your house look like a million bucks or more!

Repeat these along the north or east side of your mixed borders. Youll gain enormous winter interest, and year-round structure. Roses, perennials and small flowering shrubs like Azaleas or trees like Redbud just pop against this lovely backdrop.

Now, lets say you need a bit of environmental protection for your property, whether commercial or residential. Define the property line, guide foot traffic, or deter intruders with Oakland Holly. They make excellent, impenetrable barrier plants because of the spines.

Oakland Hollies takes shearing very well and can be kept at any height you wish, but with its classic shape no pruning is needed.

Plant them 4-6 feet apart. Youll measure from the center of one plant to the center of the next. As you can imagine, if you can afford to buy the largest container size we have in stock, youll achieve a solid screen sooner.

Oakland Holly will grow about a foot a year to form a thick, solid hedge. It remains well-branched all the way to the ground.

If you want to expose a bit of the lower trunk to create an Oakland Holly tree, simply limb up the lowest branches back to the main trunk. Keep after it for a few years, and it will become a marvelously festive accent specimen tree for all your Holiday parties.

#ProPlantTips for Care

While they are widely adaptable, Oakland Holly does need well-drained soil. If you see puddles that remain after a rain in the place you want to plant, mound up. Bring in additional topsoil and create an 18 24 inch mound. Plant directly in that mound.

Take the time to test the soil to see if you need amendments. Your local extension office will be able to help you with that.

Oakland Holly loves well-drained, slightly acid soil best. Give it a slow release fertilizer for Acid Loving plants in early spring, following the instructions. Dr. Earth is a good choice.

As your new plants are developing their roots in your soil, please be careful to provide an even, moderate amount of supplemental water if you dont receive adequate rainfall.

Once the plants are established in your native soil, they can tolerate short periods of drought. Protect your investment with watering if the dry spell lasts a long time.

Give them full sun, or part shade growing locations. In the warmest climates, these plants will appreciate protection from the hot afternoon sun. You may need to prune shaded plants more often to maintain a tight, compact appearance.

Prune after the flowers are done blooming in spring. Of course, youll also want to snip some boughs for indoor decorations during the Holidays. Prune up the branches and bring indoors for Christmas decorations. This is such a festive plant, sure to deliver lots of fun memories for the whole gang.

This variety is a really special horticultural success story. Magland is commonly sold as Oakland Holly, a super selection of self-pollinating Holly that showed up as a branch sport from another hybrid named Conaf from a Red Holly series.

This variety is resistant to pests and diseases. Deer tend to leave it alone.

Please dont miss your chance to snap these healthy, desirable plants when we have them in stock. Nature Hills works with gardeners and landscape designers across the country, so we sell out quickly. Order 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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50 - 69.99 34.99
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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Oakland® Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Illex hybrid 'Magland'
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Evergreen
Foliage Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes