Christmas Jewel Holly
Ilex x 'HL 10-90' PP# 14477
|Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag||$25.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Mature Height:||10 to 12 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part shade|
|Foliage Color:||Dark Green|
|Growth Form:||Upright pyramidal|
|Soil Conditions:||Very tolerant of most soil conditions|
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Christmas Jewel Holly was selected for its dark, polished green foliage and large apple-red berries. Growth habit is naturally dense and upright. Great specimen for a privacy or noise screen. No pollinator needed for this showy female plant.
Never plant Christmas Jewel Holly deeper than originally planted in the pot. As a rule we always say that before you mulch you should still be able to see the soil from the original pot. Planting to deep can cause rotting of the stem and death to the tree. Christmas Jewel Holly are moderately drought tolerant, however they grow very slow without adequate water. Staking young trees is recommended to minimize the stress on the stem from winds blowing the tree. When tying trees to stakes remember the tree will continue to grow. Loosely tie the tree with several twist ties to allow for growth. Check trees every three months and loosen as needed. If this is not done, the twist tie will grow into the tree causing injury. A Pro tip that we can offer is to use a short length of old garden hose and run the tie wire through the hose. this will protect the trunk of the tree from being damaged by the tie wire. The one question that comes up often when talking to customers is "when is the best time to plant."? For the most part, container trees can be planted year around, provided the ground isn't frozen. Below Virginia many nurseries and Christmas tree growers field plant year around, weather permitting. When planting a potted tree, remember the only water source the tree has, is its small root ball, and all the water the tree uses must come from them until new roots can grow into the surrounding soil. New trees should be watered twice weekly (Minimum), under hot drier conditions possibly more. Care should be taken not to over water. More trees die from over watering than under. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.