Drops of Gold Holly Shrubs for Sale Online
Drops of Gold Holly plants are a uniquely variegated female holly with intriguing golden yellow highlights on the upper and outermost foliage.
About Your Drops of Gold Holly
Ilex crenata Drops of Gold
Drops of Gold Ilex Crenata is a uniquely variegated female holly with intriguing golden yellow highlights on the upper and outermost foliage that offer a striking contrast to the rich green leaf color of the lower and interior foliage. This broad, upright shrub will provide a bright landscape highlight as a hedge, foundation plant or foliage accent.
|Mature Height:||3 to 3.5 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Sun|
|Habit:||Dwarf, Densely branched, Mounding|
|Foliage:||Clear Yellow, Doesn't Burn in Full Sun|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late spring to maintain shape|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, rock gardens, or planted in mass|
How to Care for Drops of Gold Holly
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Drops of Gold Holly that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Drops of Gold Holly to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. 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.