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Red Beauty Holly

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 6 - 8

Looking for something to add some color and warmth to your winter landscape? This evergreen shrub will wow you with bright red berries, glossy dark green foliage, and an upright pyramidal form that requires very little maintenance. This variety was bred with these characteristics in mind and only requires the placement of a male blue holly bush nearby to pollinate it. Combined with its height of 6 to 8 feet, a spread of 4 to 6 feet, and crimson berries that last from fall until winter, this shrub is perfect as either a statement plant or a group to form an elegant and stately hedge. The cut foliage also makes splendid indoor and outdoor winter decorations!

Red Beauty holly has an indeterminate fragrance and grows in a smaller, denser shape than other varieties of holly. It is deer tolerant and will provide a food source for birds during the winter months and excellent bird-watching opportunities. It isn't vulnerable to pests or diseases and is typically quite hardy. 

Red Beauty Holly Care

Plant this holly in an area that receives full sun in neutral to acidic soil pH. It prefers moist but well-drained loam, chalk, or clay soil. Directly after planting, water deeply to support proper root system development every day for the first week and then twice weekly until established. After being established, reduce watering to an average amount of about 2 inches of water weekly. 

This variety of holly requires little to no pruning. The foliage can be sheared in the winter, but it doesn’t need pruning to retain its form. For winter care, mulch around the base, 2 to 3 inches deep, but don't touch the mulch to the bottom of the trunk. 

Red Beauty Holly Spacing

Red Beauty Holly is a large shrub that can grow about 6 to 8 feet tall and has a spread of 4 to 6 feet. When planting, give it at least 4 to 5 feet of room to let it grow its mature size.

Red Beauty Holly Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Deep Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Hand Pick For You
Common Name: Red Beauty Holly
Other Name(s): Red Beauty Holly
Scientific Name: Ilex X rutzan 'Red Beauty'

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 Know 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 Know As:
   Quart

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#2 Pot

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


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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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Summer Shipping

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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.