Holly bushes, also known as Ilex, are ornamental shrubs commonly used as hedges. Due to the sharp spiny leaves, it is hard to penetrate these shrubs. These are both deciduous and evergreen depending on the type. These also do very well to pruning and shaping. Most can tolerate partial sun to full sun. These are winter hardy in a variety of growing zones depending on the plant. But we offer holly shrubs that are hardy from growing zones 3 all the way to zone 9.
The berries are toxic to humans, but many birds enjoy the berries in the winter when it is most difficult to find food. Some holly shrubs require both a male and a female plant to produce berries. But some do not require both.
- 3 main types; Winterberry, Blue, Japanese
- Deciduous and evergreen
- Great for hedges
- Do well to pruning and shaping
- Hardy from growing zones 3 - 9