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Close up of Audubon Native American Holly foliage, small round red and green berries emerging from pointy green leaves, surrounded by pictures of birds
Two Audubon Native American Holly trees planted in a landscape, slightly pyramidal growing tree with pointy green evergreen leaves
A close up of the dark green, spiky foliage of the Audubon Native American Holly with the bright red berries on it
A close up of the dark green, spiky foliage of the Audubon Native American Holly with the bright red berries on it
Map of American Counties where Audubon Native American Holly is native to
Picture of an American Robin
Picture of an Eastern Bluebird
Picture of a Northern Cardinal
Picture of a Northern Mockingbird
Close up of Audubon Native American Holly foliage, small round red and green berries emerging from pointy green leaves, surrounded by pictures of birds
Two Audubon Native American Holly trees planted in a landscape, slightly pyramidal growing tree with pointy green evergreen leaves
A close up of the dark green, spiky foliage of the Audubon Native American Holly with the bright red berries on it
A close up of the dark green, spiky foliage of the Audubon Native American Holly with the bright red berries on it
Map of American Counties where Audubon Native American Holly is native to
Picture of an American Robin
Picture of an Eastern Bluebird
Picture of a Northern Cardinal
Picture of a Northern Mockingbird

GROW YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARD TREE

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: grouse, quail, and wild turkeys

  • Fast-growing, broadleaf evergreen with distinct leathery foliage that holds rich emerald green color all year long
  • A wonderful Christmas addition to your landscape
  • Female varieties produce clusters of red fruit from fall to winter; plant a few American Holly trees as a hedge to pollinate with one another
  • Arrow-like leaves give an elegant look and add to its deer resistance
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand selected fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: AL, AR, MS

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 20-30' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 10-30' apart

Audubon® Native American Holly Treeling

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GROW YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS CARD TREE

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: grouse, quail, and wild turkeys

  • Fast-growing, broadleaf evergreen with distinct leathery foliage that holds rich emerald green color all year long
  • A wonderful Christmas addition to your landscape
  • Female varieties produce clusters of red fruit from fall to winter; plant a few American Holly trees as a hedge to pollinate with one another
  • Arrow-like leaves give an elegant look and add to its deer resistance
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand selected fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box
  • Due to federal and state laws, we are unable to ship to: AL, AR, MS

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 20-30' tall
  • Mature Width: 10-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 10-30' apart

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!

Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

Planting Zones

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.

How Does Shipping Work?

Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

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Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


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