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Robin Holly

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$19.98
  • Variegated lance shaped foliage
  • Matures to 10-15' H x 3-4' W
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade conditions
Pot size

Description

The Robin™ Holly is a gloriously upright-growing Ilex from the Southern Living Plant Collection. This outstanding tree produces crimson red berries from fall through winter that are iconic of the holiday season. During spring, the Robin produces maroon new growth that eventually changes to a dark emerald green. This Holly’s naturally pyramidal growth habit allows it to be easily trimmed into a compact cone-shaped element in the landscape. The Robin Holly is typically used as a screen, hedge, barrier, or specimen, but also adapts nicely to container plantings. Plant this evergreen in full sun to part shade and fertilize yearly with a slow-release balanced fertilizer in late Spring.

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Your Robin Holly

Space Your Robin Holly 6 feet apart for a seamless planting. Alternatively, plant them 12+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Ilex hybrid 'Conin' PP9486
  • Hardiness Zone
    6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Disease Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Planting, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    -

Growing Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 6-10
Southern Living Plant Collection Nandinas planted in a container with heucherella in front of a fireplace

Southern Living Plants

A collection of shrubs, trees, and perennials selected by plant experts to thrive in the heat of the South. Find traditional varieties like camellias mixed with new landscape favorites like agapanthus. These varieties have been bred to tackle landscape challenges specific to the region.

Robin Holly red berries
Southern Living Plant Collection

Robin Holly

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The Robin™ Holly is a gloriously upright-growing Ilex from the Southern Living Plant Collection. This outstanding tree produces crimson red berries from fall through winter that are iconic of the holiday season. During spring, the Robin produces maroon new growth that eventually changes to a dark emerald green. This Holly’s naturally pyramidal growth habit allows it to be easily trimmed into a compact cone-shaped element in the landscape. The Robin Holly is typically used as a screen, hedge, barrier, or specimen, but also adapts nicely to container plantings. Plant this evergreen in full sun to part shade and fertilize yearly with a slow-release balanced fertilizer in late Spring.

Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 3 Gallon
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