Robin™ Holly

Southern Living Plants

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HOLLYR
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$29.99
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 20 Feet
  • Mature Spread 15 - 20 Feet
  • Growing Zones 6 - 10

Robin™ Holly has a definite holiday vibe during the fall and winter when dark red berries emerge. The vibrant berries stand out against the dark green, glossy foliage that features widely spaced spines along the edges. While this evergreen shines during the holidays, it is a stunning and low-maintenance plant to be enjoyed all year. New foliage emerges in the spring and is maroon in color before transitioning to dark green, ensuring visual interest all year long. The upright plant, also known as Ilex hybrid 'Conin,' naturally maintains a pyramid shape reminiscent of a pine tree.

This plant is certainly a looker, but it is also versatile. Use this shrub as a screen, hedge, barrier, or specimen planting. Robin™ Holly is also a great container plant, making it easier to integrate the plant into your holiday decor. Holly is deer-resistant, and once established, the plant is also drought-tolerant. Robin™ Holly grows as a perennial in USDA zones 6 through 10.

Robin™ Holly Plant Care

Robin™ Holly can comfortably live in full sun to part shade. Select a spot that receives at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight during the summer. This plant has medium water needs, so water when the top few inches of the soil dry out. Established plants will not require much assistance, but make sure to water the Holly during an extended dry spell. Use well-draining, slightly acidic soil.

Prune the Holly bush in early spring before new growth starts to appear. The tree naturally maintains a cone-like shape, so it is not generally necessary to shape the plant, but you can clean up the appearance if you prefer. Fed in early spring using a slow-release fertilizer.

Robin™ Holly Plant Spacing

Mature Robin™ Holly reaches 15 to 20 feet tall and 12 to 15 feet wide at the base. Space plants 6 feet apart to create a hedge or screen planting. If you want to maintain distance between plants or buildings, plant this Holly at least 12 feet apart.

Robin™ Holly Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 10
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 20 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Feet
Spacing: 6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Flowering, Winter Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Robin™ Holly
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Ilex hybrid 'Conin' PP9486

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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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

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Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.