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Steeds Holly Shrubs
Ilex crenata 'Steeds'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus||$16.95|
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|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, pyramidal habit|
|Flower Color:||Inconspicuous, Black berries|
|Pruning Season:||Prune anytime|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Requirement:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, foundation planting, or a specimen planting.|
Steeds Holly Shrubs for Sale Online
Steeds Holly is an easy to grow, densely branched evergreen shrub with a natural pyramidal form. Lustrous dark green foliage adds color to the landscape year-round. Perfect when used to frame a front entryway.
Highlights of Steeds Holly
- Responds well to trimming
- Easy to grow
- Tolerates drought and poor soil
- Grows well in sun or shade
- Can be kept at any height for hedges
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An easy to grow, evergreen shrub with a pyramidal form. Steeds Holly has small oval shaped serrate leaves. The leaves on the new growth are a brighter green color then turn dark green with age which creates a two-tone effect in the spring. The foliage is thick and dense and can be sheared into a formal pyramid or allowed to grow in its natural upright form. Steeds Holly can be used as a hedge row, planted on either side of an door, planted in between windows to add some height, or in an island bed.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Steeds Holly plants 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 Steeds 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 occuring 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.