Oakleaf Holly

Product Description

This eye-catching evergreen shrub is a handsome cultivar of the Red Holly family that boasts attractive new growth that’s bronze-to-burgundy, then ages to emerald green!

The Oakleaf Holly is an elegant hybrid holly featuring a tall, pyramidal form. Its foliage is distinctive and charmingly similar in shape to that of an oak.  Unlike many other hollies, the Oakleaf will set red berries without needing a pollenizer.  As the tree reaches maturity, the lower branches lose their vertical turgidity, giving the tree a mature pyramid shape.

The Oakleaf Holly prefers full sun and acidic, well-drained soil. This cold hardy variety is stunning as a tall hedge or specimen plant.

Botanical Name

Ilex x 'Conaf'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 14 ft
Mature Width 8 ft
Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Attractive, evergreen foliage
  • Red berries
  • Pyramidal shape
  • Year-round interest

Shipping Info

Once your Oakleaf Holly order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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The Oakleaf Holly prefers full sun and a somewhat moist but well-draining and slightly acidic soil. Regular watering is especially important until established. A planting site should be chosen that offers sufficient clearance for it’s mature size. The Oakleaf will maintain it’s loosely conical shape naturally or can be pruned or sheared to serve as a neatly kept specimen plant or as a formal or informal hedge.

When planting multiples, space the centers of the Oakleaf Holly 6 to 8 feet apart.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Oakleaf Holly, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

4 reviews for Oakleaf Holly

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    It’s always a relief when someone with obvious expstriee answers. Thanks!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie W.

    Bought the 4-5ft trees. Was very happy! They came shaped just like the pictures. Will shop here again.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Miller

    Could not find these at my local Garden Center, emailed Perfect Plants and Kristina was quick to get back with me with a picture. Before spending over $1,000 on trees I wanted to make sure they looked nice. Order was placed and trees shipped two days later. A+ for Kristina and her group.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suzanne R.

    Always have trepidations about ordering online but the staff made us feel comfortable answering all questions, sending photos, and responding to questions even after delivery. Ordered 8, 2-3ft. Oakleaf Hollys – all arrived very well packaged, nicer than photos sent, and in excellent condition. We could see a few red berries from last winter and new blooms and growth. They are in the ground and thriving beautifully! Will order from Perfect Plants again with no hesitations. The Oakleafs are beautiful!

    • Perfect Plants

      Thank you so much!! We appreciate the kind words. Always happy to help!

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