Evergreen Holly Produces Red Fruit for the Birds in Winter
This Ilex cultivar, the Needlepoint Holly shrub, will give your landscape a luxurious feel with its lush, deep green leaves and scarlet red fruit—and its fastidious growth means it’ll have your yard a source of envy in no time!
The Needlepoint Holly hedge is a favorite year-round shrub known for its delicate, long narrow, twisted evergreen leaves. The smooth texture of the leaves has a single spine at the tip and heavily produces small creamy white flowers during the spring that later become bright red berries in the middle of fall.
NEEDLEPOINT HOLLY CARE
The root system stays shallow so it’s a great landscaping plant! This evergreen 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 to produce berries.
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. This tall evergreen hedge makes the perfect windbreak!
Grow across the United States in USDA growing zones 7-9. This plant does not ship bare root. The best time of year to plant is in the early spring for optimum growth. Dig a hole the size of the root ball. Well draining soil is the best choice but you can always amend the native soil or use nutrient rich surrounding soil to backfill when planting. All holly plants will perform tremendously in slightly acidic soil.
Needlepoint holly pruning is only required to maintain the desired shape and size. Spread a layer of mulch on the top of the root zone to maintain moisture during the growing season. It is relatively low maintenance!
Some needlepoint holly problems that may arise can be easily fixed with insecticide or fungicide.
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 which makes it easy to care for!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Growing Zones 7, 8, 9
beautiful plant - already healthy and growing - exactly what we wanted - thank you so much!
Hi David. We truly value your kind words and your support. Our goal is to provide the best products available and glad it shows. Enjoy your Needlepoint Holly. Take care!
Arrived in beautiful condition, as they were packed and shipped very well. We also ordered root-boosting fertilizer that did not arrive in same shipment but it was sent quickly thereafter, after I chatted online with a CSR and explained the problem. We've always had such good results and customer service with this company!
Hi Judy! Thank you for your feedback and happy to hear our customer care team swooped in to save the day. Hope you enjoy your Needlepoint Holly for many years to come. Take care!
Plants arrived healthy and are growing nicely in my yard.
Thank you Diane for your kind words regarding your Needlepoint Holly order. Happy to hear!
Happy with the needle point holly we bought. They were very lush and green. 5 star.
Thank you Gerardo for your kind words. Happy to hear that everything went well with your Needlepoint Holly order.
Needle point hollies came just as pictured. They were expertly packaged. Will use them for further plant purchases.
Hi Laura. Your 5-star rating means everything to us since we want to provide the best service and products possible. Happy to hear everything went well with your Needlepoint Holly. We look forward to seeing you again soon!