DELIGHTFUL RED BERRIES DURING THE DULL WINTER MONTHS
- Dark green, glossy evergreen foliage provides year long privacy and interest
- In fall and winter, brilliant red berries pop against the dark green leaves
- The berries are a favorite of songbirds
- Can be used as a privacy screen, in a cut foliage garden or in formal landscapes
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 30-40' tall
- Mature Width: 15-25' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 15-20' apart
Why plant Satyr Hill American Holly?
Deck the halls (and your garden) with boughs of Holly! The Satyr Hill American Holly will bring holiday cheer to your landscape in fall and winter with its bright red berries and all year long with its glossy evergreen leaves. These are the branches used in wreath-making, and you’ll have your own private supply to snip from. This noble native tree is at home in informal gardens, but with some clipping to accentuate and refine its natural pyramidal shape, it’s a knockout in formal landscapes as well. Use it as a strong focal point or make it part of a neighbor-friendly privacy screen.
English Holly leaves and berries have long been symbols of everlasting life and Christmas cheer in Europe, because they bring vibrant color to the dead of winter. When settlers in America discovered that there was a native Holly Tree here that could fulfill the same role, they were overjoyed. George Washington was a big fan of American Holly and planted many at Mt. Vernon, seven of which survived into the 21st century. Satyr Hill was introduced as a superior selection of American Holly in 1970 by Stewart McLean of Towson, Maryland. In 2003, the Holly Society of America named Satyr Hill their “Holly of the Year.”
How to use Satyr Hill American Holly in the landscape?
Plant Satyr Hill American Holly near a window, so you can watch the songbirds enjoy the berries you have provided. In most cases, the brilliant red fruits will persist all winter, and only in early spring will the birds—robins especially—come to feast. You will want to monitor your tree for when that day comes!
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Satyr Hill American Holly
Satyr Hill American Holly is a tree that needs proper siting and care in order to really thrive. It enjoys light, acid soils that drain well, but it never wants to dry out completely. On the other hand, it won’t tolerate “wet feet.” Be prepared to irrigate, but don’t overdo it, and mulch well. As for exposure, a site in part shade is ideal, but full sun is acceptable. Protection from frigid winter winds is probably of even greater importance, so place the tree where prevailing winds are blocked by buildings or other trees. To pollinate the flowers and produce abundant fruit, there must be a male American Holly nearby, such as Jersey Knight.
How To Water
When first planted, be sure to water your Satyr Hill deeply and well. Regular watering during the first two growing season will be key in your tree developing a healthy root system.
How To Fertilize
When planting, you should fertilize your Satyr Hill American Holly with Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food. After that, you should fertilize every spring to be sure your tree has all it needs for a happy and healthy growing season!
How To Prune
Prune your Satyr Hill American Holly in late spring when the new growth has darkened in color. Pruning later will remove the tiny berries that have started forming, ruining your late fall to winter show!
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
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*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
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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!
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