Ilex x ‘Conaf’ (Oakleaf)

(Oakleaf Holly)


$500.00


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

One of the more exciting introductions into the world of hollies is the ‘Oakleaf’ holly.  This evergreen beauty is a chance seedling from another well-known holly called ‘Mary Nell’. ‘Oakleaf’ holly gets its name from the shape of the plant’s leaf, whose shape resembles that of our native Scarlet Oak tree.  The evergreen foliage starts out purplish green and then turns an attractive medium green with a lighter colored leaf edge.   While the flowers are insignificant they are perfect meaning they will produce attractive orange-red fruits without the need for a male pollinator.

Description

Easily grown in average, moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Part afternoon shade is best in hot summer climates. (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Oakleaf Holly

Botanical Name

Ilex x 'Conaf'

Container/Amount

65 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

15 to 20'

Width

8 to 15'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

red

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