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Ilex x 'Cherry Bomb'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
EYE-leks
Description

Cherry Bomb Holly is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and large red berries that add interest to the landscape from fall through spring.  It makes an excellent specimen or plant it along your foundation in the middle of a border.  Plant it under the shade of some decisous trees or use it as a privacy hedge.  

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Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#winter interest#shrub border#foundation planting#red fruits#fall fruits#winter fruits#evergreen shrub#spring fruits#border middle#understory shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#specimen#winter interest#shrub border#foundation planting#red fruits#fall fruits#winter fruits#evergreen shrub#spring fruits#border middle#understory shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Large red fruit provide intrest from fall through spring.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought