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Ilex x aquipernyi 'San Jose'

San Jose Holly

Holly

Comments

Lustrous dark green, evergreen foliage with spiny edges; brilliant scarlet fruit ripens early and adds color to the winter landscape; does best in evenly moist, acidic soil

Description

Lustrous dark green, evergreen foliage with spiny edges; brilliant scarlet fruit ripens early and adds color to the winter landscape; does best in evenly moist, acidic soil

Landscape Attributes

San Jose Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

San Jose Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Vertical Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

San Jose Holly will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 feet

12 feet

acidic

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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