This Ilex cultivar, the Needlepoint Holly, will give your landscape a luxurious feel with its lush, deep green leaves and scarlet red fruit—and it’s fastidious growth means it’ll have your yard a source of envy in no time!
The Needlepoint Holly is a favorite year-round shrub known for its delicate, long narrow, twisted evergreen leaves. The smooth texture of the leaves have a single spine at the tip, and heavily produce small creamy white flowers during the spring that later become bright red berries in the middle of fall. The beautiful red fruit attract birds and last through winter. Use as a statement piece in your yard because of the contrasting red berries to the green foliage.
Needlepoint Holly Care
The root system stays shallow so it’s a great landscaping plant! This holly bush requires full sun to partial shade to thrive. It is a self pollinating holly ilex cornuta meaning no male and female plants necessary.
The Needlepoint Holly growth rate is up to 3 feet tall per year- it grows very rapidly! At full maturity, the needlepoint holly size can grow up to 10-15 feet tall and 5-10 feet wide. Grow across the United States in USDA zones 7-9.
Plant in the spring. Dig a hole the size of the root ball. This plant does not ship bare root. It requires little pruning only to maintain desired shape. Spread a layer of mulch to maintain moisture during the growing season. It is relatively low maintenance!
This evergreen shrub is a great addition to your landscape as a small tree or shrub, lush screen, border, accent or foundation plant. It’s heat and drought tolerant.
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Ilex cornuta 'Needlepoint'
- Red berries
- Low maintenance
- Attracts birds