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Ilex x ‘Conaf’

Common Name(s):
Oak leaf holly, Oakleaf holly
Cultivar(s):
‘Conaf’
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

One of the more exciting introductions into the world of hollies is the 'Oakleaf' holly.  This evergreen beauty is a chance seedling from another well-known holly called 'Mary Nell'.  The 'Oakleaf' cultivar is one of five different hollies introduced as the "red hollies' in the mid-1990s.

'Oakleaf' holly gets its name from the shape of the plant's leaf, whose shape resembles that of our native Scarlet Oak tree.  The evergreen foliage is an attractive medium green with a lighter colored leaf edge.  The overall appearance of the plant is handsome.

This holly cultivar will reach a height of 14 feet, with some reports up to 20 feet.  The 'Oakleaf' holly's eight-foot spread makes it ideal for evergreen hedges or planting in mass for screening purposes.  This showstopper is attractive enough to set out into your garden as a specimen plant.  Grow in full sun or in very light shade.

Height:
14 feet
Foliage:
Oak shaped leaf. Ornamental berries. In spring, leaves are bronze to burgundy in color and retain color for several weeks.
Flower:
Inconspicuous.
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Pyramidal
Form:
Upright
Width:
8 feet
Growth Rate:
Fast
Leaf:
Oak shaped leaf.
Tags:
showstopper, hedge, show stopper, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 3089