Oak Leaf Red Holly

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A Big Plant For BIG Impact! This is one big boy! Putting on a full foot in the spring each year, the Oak Leaf™ Red Holly (Ilex x 'Conaf') quickly grows to its mature height and width! This is a large broadleaf evergreen with handsome, glossy foliage with pokey spiny-edged leaves that are surefire deterrents!

Oak Leaf™ is the premier Red Holly with charming leaves shaped like - you guessed it - Oak leaves! You might be surprised to know that, unlike many other Hollies, the new leaves that pop out in the spring start out bronze or even burgundy-colored! They stay this beautiful hue for a couple of weeks before they mature into that deep classic Holly green.

One of the best features of the Oak Leaf™ Holly, though, is that it doesn't require another Holly to pollinate, so you can be sure that you will get masses of bright orange-red berries all fall and winter that birds love and you'll find looks fantastic in winter décor and winter interest.

Planting and Application:

Do you need a huge hedge to keep unwanted people and animals out (or in!)? Several of these big broadleaf evergreens make a massive, spiky shielding hedge! Not only will birds and wildlife move right into the wonderful protective shelterbelt you've created, but those nosy neighbors, the unsightly trash cans, and the HVAC unit, or create private outdoor rooms around your private seating and reading nook!

Even though these giants are a little too big for most foundation plantings if left to their own devices, they take a shearing like a champ and can be kept at whatever size you'd like. Formal or free-form, either way, the Oak Leaf™ Holly will look perfect! You can even 'limb-up' these large shrubs to create a unique multi-stemmed tree form!

  • Large-Sized Tough Evergreen
  • Bronzy New Growth Ages Shiny Green
  • Persistent Orange Berries Without The Need of a Pollinator
  • Fast Growing & Great Barriers
  • Privacy, Hedges & Property Division

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Full sun, light shade, rich soil, or clay- these plants don't need to be babied! Any location that is well-drained and has moderate, consistent moisture is just fine for these tough Oak Leaf™ Red Hollies! Prune if desired in late winter or very early spring. Be sure to give your evergreens supplemental moisture in locations with dry winter winds.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Clay Soil Tolerant
  • Prune When Dormant

If you need a massive, quick-growing shrub that stays green year-round, then you've found your plant. Order several Oak Leaf™ Red Holly to complete your foundation planting today from NatureHills.com!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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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.

From To S&H
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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Oak Leaf Red Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ilex x 'Conaf'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 10 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread 7 - 9 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Bronzy New Growth
Foliage Bronzy New Growth
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time When Dormant