Why plant Audubon® Native American Holly Treeling?
The American Holly is one of the most popular cultivators in the country! Because of its effortless densely compacted deep green foliage, these trees are ideally the perfect hedge or privacy screen for your yard. In the springtime, creamy white flowers bloom and the wintertime will bring you bright red berries that pop against the deep green foliage during the winter; you'll have different color varieties all year-round!
Hollies were first scientifically observed way back in 1744. They sparked spiritual status dating back to Ancient Rome. Its beautiful evergreen foliage was sent as goodwill tokens by the Romans as well! Druids believed that the plant held sacred woodland spirits within them—which is how they got their name! Holly sounds similar to Holy!
How to use Audubon® Native American Holly Treeling in the landscape?
Hollies have an recognizable look with its bushy and dense foliage. Use its dense foliage to create a wonderfully large privacy screen to block out the views from unwanted eyes. Line walkways, driveways, and patio areas to protect your privacy or create an eye-catching hedge! Give the birds a comfy place to live, the Hollies branches are perfectly compact for birds to create homes that will hold and protect them. Decorate your entryway with a puffy green goddess like this American Holly!
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Audubon® Native American Holly Treeling
Plant you Hollies in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Keep your Holly away from places that have standing water as they don't love moisture that much!
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
When it comes to Hollies, its really up to you! They can be cut back to the bare branches so the new growth will come quickly. Pruning will be done best in late winter and regular, light pruning is better then occasional heavy pruning.