Holly bush plants are generally small evergreen trees or shrubs that provide privacy. They are slow growing plants that can have lush, green foliage year round and bright red ornamental berries in the fall and winter months.
Our Holly trees for sale can create dense privacy hedges that form borders around your landscape. The tallest holly tree we offer is the Oakleaf Holly, which can grow up to 14 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Some smaller holly bushes for sale include Soft Touch Holly and Dwarf Burford Holly. The small hollies are perfect for filling in gaps in your landscape and adding a green touch.
These holly shrubs for sale are low maintenance and require little pruning throughout their life only to maintain the desired shape. Holly shrubs are rarely affected by pests or diseases making them the perfect choice for many landscapes. Most of them can grow across the United States in various regions and planting sites.
We offer several types of holly plants for sale that come in different shapes and sizes. Note the
Sky Pencil Holly tree, a columnar growing plant that fits in small spaces. Once established, they will require little to no maintenance to keep their green leaves thriving.
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Types of Holly Bushes & Holly Bush Varieties
Perfect Plants offers 7 different holly bush varieties for you to choose from. With dense, evergreen foliage and easy care and maintenance. You’ll find holly plants that stay small and compact such as the dwarf holly bush ‘Carissa’ or larger varieties such as the Dwarf Burford which can be trained into a small holly tree. There is something for everyone and every planting site!
How to Trim Holly Bushes
Pruning holly bushes should happen to maintain the desired size and shape of the shrub. You can use hand shears or clippers to cut back dead branches or leaves. You can even prune your shrub into a holly bush tree! Small holly shrubs will need minimal pruning, only to rejuvenate the plants after years of growing or when the leaves don't look vibrant!
When to Trim Holly Bushes
The best time to prune holly bushes is in late winter or early spring while the plants are in
dormancy. This will ensure you do not cut off any flowers that will eventually turn into holly bush berries. You can shape the holly shrubs at virtually any time of the year except late summer or early fall, or else you risk cutting off the berries which can be an essential source of food for native birds.
How Much Water do Holly Bushes Need?
Holly bushes should be watered daily for the first week after they’re planted and then twice a week afterward until they are established. After that, holly bushes need at least 2 inches of water weekly.
Landscaping with Holly Bushes
Holly bushes can be planted anywhere but their mature size should be taken into consideration when choosing a spot in your landscape. Holly bush hedges are very common when landscaping with holly shrubs because they are quick growers and can provide privacy from busy streets or nosey neighbors quickly! You can also plant holly bushes as single specimen plants, in containers, mass planted, or in foundation plantings.
How to Transplant Holly Bushes
It is possible to transplant holly bushes! The best time to do so is in early spring so it has the
whole growing season to reestablish its roots. Hollies have shallow root systems that are easy to dig up without doing too much harm to the plant. Be sure to dig up to the bottom of the Holly plant root ball and quickly move the bush to its new location. The less time it is spent out of the ground, the better!
At the new planting site, dig a hole that will be larger than the root ball of the transplanted holly and deep enough so that the holly bush’s root ball will sit at the same level in the ground that it did at the previous location.
Place the holly shrub into the new hole and spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil, making sure that there are no air pockets in the hole. Water thoroughly until established
Read more at Gardening Know How: How To Transplant Holly Bushes https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/holly/transplant-holly-bushes.htm
Do Holly Bushes Need Sun?
Yes! Holly plants prefer to be planted in well-draining, acidic soil in a place that receives full sun. They can also do well in spots with partial shade. Most hollies grow in USDA zones 5-9.
What is the Best Fertilizer for Holly Bushes?
These Holly plants like well draining, acidic soils with a pH between 5-6 but most are not picky and will adapt. You can lower the pH by adding acidifying substances while amending the soil. Perfect Plants also formulates their very own Acidic Potting Soil Mix to aid in planting our holly trees.
The best type of fertilizer for hollies is a well balanced slow release fertilizer. Fertilizing in early spring will ensure rapid new, healthy growth for a full year before needing fertilization again. Improper pH levels may cause yellowing of the leaves. You can also use compost or organic matter at any time of the year around the base of the plant to give a good boost of nutrients. Keep a thick layer of mulch around the base of the holly plant to help retain moisture.
How to Plant Holly Bushes
To plant holly bushes, dig a hole at least 2 times the size of the holly plant’s root ball. Plant the holly shrub in well-draining soil with the root ball at level with the topsoil. Water thoroughly for the first 3 weeks to help establish the holly plant.
Where to Plant Holly Bushes
Holly shrubs like to be planted in areas that receive full sun and can also grow well in places with partial shade. Holly bushes prefer to be planted in well draining, acidic soil
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