- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 12 Feet
- Mature Spread 10 - 12 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Inconspicuous, white flowers in spring produce abundant red berries on this holly each fall and contrast nicely against the rich dark, green leaves. It has a compact, mounded growth habit and can reach a height of 10 to 12 feet with a width of 8 to 10 feet. Requires a China boy or other Meserve holly (blue holly) for pollination to produce the prized red berries we all associate
with holly. If you are lucky a neighbor may have a male holly planted nearby, although having a male directly near a female will greatly increase the chances for berry production.
A low maintenance evergreen that is deer resistant, heat resistant and somewhat tolerant of drought once established. This holly would make an excellent hedge, living screen, foundation planting, specimen planting in the perennial bed or growing in a large pot or container. Winter hardy in zones 5 to 8. Holly would do well planted in any pot or container with minimum width and depth of at least 24 inches to protect the plant's roots in areas where temperatures fall below freezing for an extended period of time. Alternatively, the pots or containers could be stored indoors for the winter in a cool, but sunny area that is above freezing. Native to China and Korea.
China Girl™ Holly Care
Holly grows best in full sun to partial shade and prefers a moist, well-drained soil that is slightly on the acidic side. It does well when a mix of peat moss and either cow manure or compost is added to the site when planting.
May be pruned occasionally, immediately after flowering to maintain its size and shape. Pots or containers need to have a minimum depth and width of 24 inches if the plant is to survive outdoors for the winter.
China Girl™ Holly Spacing
Plants should be spaced approximately 5 to 6 feet apart if grown as a mass planting, foundation planting, hedge, living screen, patio planting, or if grown in large pots or containers.
China Girl™ Holly Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 10 - 12 Feet
|Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet
|Flower Color(s): White
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: China Girl™ Holly
|Scientific Name: ILEX X MESERVEAE `CHINA GIRL`
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.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.