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Ilex x 'Magland' Oakland™

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EYE-leks
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

'Magland' Holly is an Ilex hybrid commonly found in the nursery industry under the copyrighted trade name Oakland™. It is a dense, relatively compact, broadleaf evergreen shrub that exhibits an erect pyramidal habit when mature.  For best results, plant in a site with full sun to partial shade and moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soil although the plant will tolerate any pH type. The site should also provide protection from cold northern winter winds. In southern states with a hot summer climate, you should use a site with part afternoon shade. Plant as a border, or use as a screen or hedge or in a foundation planting. You can prune it lightly in early spring to shape.

The 'Magland' Holly has attractive red-orange berries that contrast with the bright green, oak-shaped, spiny leaves and provide good winter interest along with food for songbirds. The flowers are small and insignificant; however, they are "perfect" in that they have both male and female parts and can self-fertilize and fertilize other hollies.

Diseases, Insect Pests, and Other Plant Problems:

This holly is bred to be insect and disease free. There can be occasional problems with holly leaf miner, spider mites, whitefly and scale or leaf spot, leaf rot, tar spot and powdery mildew. Plants can also experience leaf drop, leaf scorch orchlorosis in high pH soils.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#specimen#wildlife plant#slow growing#pyramidal#broadleaf evergreen#winter interest#accent plant#security plant#hedges#disease resistant#privacy#pest resistant#glossy leaves#foundation planting#red fruits#spiny leaves#screening#leathery leaves#evergreen shrub#food source winter#bird friendly#winter fruits#dense growth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern United States
    Wildlife Value:
    Fruits attract birds.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Edibility:
    Use caution. Human ingestion of berries can cause minor toxic reaction.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 12 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • 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 Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Flowers mature into red-orange fruits that persist through winter. Self fruiting so do not need male and female plants.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small creamy-white fragrant flowers appear in early spring clustered in leaf axils. Flowers have male and female parts and can both fertilize themselves and other hollies.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Oakleaf shaped leaves, 2 3/4 inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide, with 3 to 5 pairs of spines.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Security
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Insect Pests
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Minor toxicity. Ingestion may cause vomiting, diarrhea, or other illness.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Fruits