This easy to grow evergreen can be planted just about anywhere. Steeds Holly, Ilex crenata 'Steeds', is known for its tolerance to temperatures well below zero and its dense bright green foliage that keeps its color all year long. It produces tiny white blooms transform into black berries for winter ornamental purposes. It can be pruned to shape regularly without being bothered.
Its dark green foliage is dense and attractive. The Steeds Holly is an evergreen and its color will be enjoyed year around. You will notice this Japan natives tiny white flowers in the late summer and though fall. Those blooms produce the ornamental black berries that remain intact through winter. This evergreen can tolerate temperatures up to negative thirty. It has an upright habit that reaches up to eight feet. The spread can reach six feet. It makes a great hedge, border plant, and wonderful for framing doorways. Plant for privacy purposes, or as a focal point for all year color.
Steeds Holly Care
The Steeds Holly loves the sun. Plant in full sun and ensure it receives at least six hours of sun per day. While it is highly adaptable, this shrub prefers slightly acidic soil. The soil must all be moist and well drained. During the first growing season water regularly and deep. Once established, it will be more tolerant to drier conditions. In the spring apply general fertilizer. Pruning regularly to shape is tolerated but not necessary.
Steeds Holly Spacing
For hedging purposes, spacing should be 2 feet, center on center when remaining under three feet tall. For taller hedges 3 feet, center on center, and 3 feet of clearance from other plants and structures is recommended.
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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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.
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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.
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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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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.