Screen Play Holly

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If you want Holly berries and need a big, dense broad-leaved evergreen for privacy, try the glorious Screen Play Holly (Ilex integra x latifolia 'Screen Play'). With white blooms for beneficial pollinators and dense cover for birds, this magnificent, large-scale shrub readily pollinates with ambient local Holly for showy, deep red berries all winter (much to the delight of local songbirds.)!

Screen Play is a new Holly hybrid variety with a well-branched, dense, and upright habit. Elliptic to oblong leaves are gorgeous and glossy. The new foliage is light green tinged with bronze and ages to dark green with enough sun. You will find it is worth giving up the traditional, prickle-edged English Holly leaf shape for very finely serrated leaves with less of a "poke". This fantastic broad-leaved evergreen creates a bright, fluffy texture in the sunny landscape!

Developed and field-tested by the Southern Living Plant Collection, Screen Play Holly takes tough heat conditions without forgetting their lines while on stage. With a well-branched, dense, upright habit, you'll create a year-round showstopper in your space! Growing an impressive 25 - 30 feet in height and spreading to a narrow 8 to 10 feet in width, this shrub thrives throughout USDA growing zones 7 to 9.

Planting and Application:

With a name like Screen Play, you know this shrub is perfect for screening! The vigorous growth creates a private bower, and it's tall enough to reach a second-story balcony! Use Screen Play Holly for year-round greenery and living fencing around your property line to create outdoor rooms. Even a staggered double row saves you money over traditional fencing!

Crave an al fresco dining room or private seating area? Let this hard-working plant grow into the walls of a garden room for dining under the stars! Glossy, yet spineless leaves are another big benefit, especially if you'll be shearing them into formal garden hedges. Keep pruned small or large, and limb up the lower branches to create a multi-trunked tree form!

  • Bronzy New Growth & Ages Dark Green
  • Elliptic to Oblong Foliage
  • Very Tall, Fluffy & Spineless Broad-Leaved Evergreen
  • Vigorous Growth & Dense Upright Habit
  • Made for Screening & Privacy, Tall Specimens & Living Walls/Fencing

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Screen Play Holly in full or partial shade with at least four hours of direct sunlight a day, and provide full sun for the best coloration. Please wait to prune until after the tiny, white spring flowers are finished blooming. They will turn into the gorgeous berries you love for Holiday decorations! Provide 3-4 inches of arborist mulch to help insulate the root system and hold in moisture better.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Widely Adaptable & Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Any Very Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Low Maintenance & Great for Urban Settings

Add privacy and seclusion to your outdoor world by wrapping your landscape in the soft year-round greenery that a Screen Play Holly provides! Order yours today at!

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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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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Screen Play Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Ilex integra x latifolia 'Screen Play'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 25 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bronzy New Growth
Foliage Bronzy New Growth
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering