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Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 7
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

The Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly is all about foliage. Ovate leaves gently narrow to a rounded point and feature pronounced serrated edges. Glossy, dark green foliage provides dependable color. The green leaves have a reddish-burgundy tint, and the foliage goes full dark burgundy by winter. Inconspicuous white flowers bloom in the spring. This male plant pollinates various female holly shrubs, so it is grown for its ornamental foliage and to ensure female holly bushes develop berries.

Feature this holly shrub in a hedge to create privacy in a backyard or entertaining area. Plant it along a driveway or fence to soften hard edges. The Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly provides year-round visual interest and can be planted alongside female holly bushes to ensure winter berries. This plant supports pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Grow the Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly in zones 5 through 7.

Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly Care

The Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly is adaptable and can live in partial shade to full sun. The soil should be slightly acidic, moist, and well drained. Ilex cultivars need about two inches of water weekly. Fertilize annually using a slow-release product.

Prune in late spring or early summer after flowering is complete. Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly blooms on old wood, so pruning any other time may result in fewer flowers, reducing the chance of berries on nearby female shrubs.

Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly Spacing

Mature Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly shrubs stand 5 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide. Plant shrubs 4 to 5 feet apart to create a dense hedge.

Castle Rouge™ Blue Holly Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 7
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Fall Interest, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Brand:
Common Name: Castle Rouge Blue Holly
Other Name(s): Blue holly
Scientific Name: Ilex x meserveae 'HACH1'
SKU:
ILECR123

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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