Holly berries – guaranteed! Fred and Ginger. Thelma and Louise. Lucy and Desi. Butch and Sundance. Beauty and the Beast. Some couples just go together forever, don’t they?We are very happy to offer you one of the all-time classic couples – China Boy and China Girl hollies (Ilex x meserveae ‘Mesdob’ and ‘Mesog’) – together in one container!Besides being a sure-fire way to a great bushy evergreen shrub, having China Boy and China Girl in such close proximity all but guarantees that you will have a lush display of rich red holly berries all fall and well into winter. We wish that all pollinating feats in the garden were this easy!Super hardy in heat and cold, sun or shade, this combo is an easy and fool-proof pair for your garden. You will want to buy several sets for an instant hedgerow (these guys grow fast!) or use one as a large statement in your foundation planting. They will easily reach 8 – 10 feet tall and wide in a few years. They will prune as easily as a boxwood, so you can keep them at whatever height you’d like, no fuss, no muss. The dark green leaves are big and glossy and the perfect backdrop for those classic red holly berries. Use branch cuttings for your holiday tables and vases and your guests will think you paid a florist to do your decorating!The birds will love your garden in the fall and winter, too. The berries make for a veritable smorgasbord and the spiky leaves make a perfect shelter. (Speaking of the spiky leaves, plant this in front of windows as a safety measure and burglars will think twice before trying to break in. A thicket of holly leaves is a definite deterrent!)Top grade field-grown plants are shipped right to your door! Don’t wait to order. Enjoy this beautiful holly combo this year!* Fast growing evergreen* Great for hedges, screens and borders* Super hardy and super easy* Includes China Girl and China Boy (as a pollinator) in one container for guaranteed berries in fall and winter.
Florist Quality Berry-Covered BranchesYou’ve coveted those pictures in the magazines every winter, haven’t you? The ones where the designer has a vase of long branches covered in bright red holly berries sitting on the fireplace mantel. They can be expensive to order from a florist. Well, why not grow your own? The Berry Heavy Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata ‘Spravy’) is easy to grow in your own yard.Berry Heavy is a Proven Winners selection, which is high praise in the landscape world. It is beautiful all year, with glossy green leaves and white flowers in the summer giving way to those heavy-laden berry branches in the fall and winter. Make sure that you plant another pollinator holly so that you will get the most berries possible.Berry Heavy is a cinch to grow in your landscape. It needs a sunny or semi-sunny location, but other than that it adapts well to any soil and thrives in that wet or boggy spot in your lawn.Plant several for a jaw-dropping show of berries on the fall and winter. Birds love the berries, so get ready for lots of feathered visitors. Bring some branches inside for holiday décor before the birds enjoy them all. The berries will dry nicely on the branches and people will envy YOUR magazine-worthy decorating.Order several from Nature Hills now, before they’re gone!* Heavy Crops of Bright Red Berries* Likes Wet Soils * Attracts Wildlife.
Glossy Foliage and Great PollinatorJim Dandy Holly is a dwarf variety of the popular winterberry shrub. Pair this male cultivar with a female and you’ll have an outstanding decorative feature for a low hedge or border.Your Jim Dandy is beloved for its showy, deep green leaves. The foliage has a delightful gloss that will draw your eye amid other plantings. The leaves later transition to purple/yellow hues for an additional, late-season splash of color in autumn. Jim Dandy is a male Holly, so won’t produce the lovely berries that Hollies are usually prized for, however, it’s essential for creating those decorative berries in your female plants. it pairs particularly well with Red Sprite Holly and Berry Heavy Holly The tiny, white flowers are not very noticeable but they’ll persist for a long time and do their job in pollinating up to ten female hollies.With a plant height of 3 to 6-feet and a width of 4 to 5-feet, Jim Dandy Holly makes a great border or screen. Jim Dandy is tolerant of poorly drained soils and it is deer resistant. It will do well in part shade or sun, light or heavy soils and can even prosper in wet conditions. It’s even drought tolerant, so overall quite a hardy plant. In fact, Jim Dandy is not only considered more hardy than other varieties, but also relatively carefree. You can leave it to grow naturally, but it doesn’t mind a little pruning if you so desire. For eye-catching, glossy foliage and good pollination, Jim Dandy Holly is a great choice. Pair it with some female Hollies, and you’re sure to enjoy the results.* Attractive foliage * Unique fall color * Terrific male pollinator * Cold hardy * Easy to grow.
Fast-Growing Ornamental Shrub with Soft Foliage Soft Touch Japanese Holly is an evergreen shrub that offers year-round interest. Plant several as a low border along your sidewalk, or use just one as a lovely accent near your perennial bed or patio. Your Soft Touch Japanese Holly is a fast-growing shrub, sure to please you with both its ornamental features and hardy nature. Unlike many Holly varieties with stiff, pokey leaves, Soft Touch is named for its gentle foliage that is so flexible it veritably invites you to run your hand over its surface. The allure doesn’t stop there as each glossy, dark green leaf features a delicate silver midvein that lends a touch of shimmer to this shrub’s already vibrant appearance in your landscape. You may not notice the petite blossoms in spring, but you certainly won’t miss the black berries that arrive in fall and persist into the winter months. Your wildlife will appreciate a Soft Touch in your yard for its food and shelter, but you’ll love it for its year-round appeal, its evergreen nature and ornamental features a step apart from the average landscape Holly. Soft Touch Japanese Holly will grow up to 3 feet in height with an equal spread. It has a dense rounded nature that is amenable to pruning if desired. Soft Touch is considered a low-maintenance shrub, so you can generally just plant it and forget about it. Holly plants are among the most popular choices for ornamental shrubs, and Soft Touch is another stellar example of a variety with unique and useful features for the homeowner. Try just one this year and you’re sure to return for more once you witness firsthand all that this lovely Holly has to offer. * Evergreen * 4 season interest * Cold hardier than some other varieties * Drought tolerant once established * Adapts to a variety of soils * Fast growing * Wildlife interest.
Fast Growing, Great as a Privacy HedgeThe Holly ‘China Boy’, Ilex X meserveae ‘Mesdob’, is an astonishingly fast, hardy grower. Its compact mounded form matures at 10 feet by 8 feet, making it great as a privacy hedge.Choose a sunny to partly sunny site with well-drained soil, making sure there is enough room for shrub to grow to its mature spread. It should be sheltered from winter sun and wind.Once ‘China Boy’ is established, usually by the third year, you only need to water in times of drought. The glossy green foliage takes to shearing and shaping well. ‘China Boy’ is truly an exceptional landscape plant since it is cold hardy and heat tolerant.Use this evergreen holly as a privacy hedge, a landscape specimen, accent plant, and this Holly also works well under power lines. The China Boy will pollinate the China Girl holly. China Boy is a vigorous pollinator and it will pollinate many China Girls if placed in close proximity.China Boy can be easily pruned. This is a great, fast growing holly that is hard to find because they usually sell out fast. Order yours today!* Perfect privacy hedge* Fast-growing!* Pollinator for China Girl Holly .
Perfect Foundation Plant for Under Your WindowsTalk about a plant with a surprise! The beautiful ‘Carissa’ Holly (Ilex cornuta ‘Carissa’), looks like a soft, perfectly shaped green pincushion from a distance.Up close, though, this little girl has a big bite. Each of the evergreen leaves has a single sharp spine at the tip, making it a perfect extra layer of protection. It only takes one touch to warn someone to ‘Keep Away’.Very well mannered – except for that part about the really sharp spines – Carissa stays low and nicely rounded without any trimming. A true dwarf of the holly species, this plant makes a fine border or mass foundation planting.Carissa Holly stays deep, glossy green all year and makes a lush backdrop for flowering annuals. It doesn’t give the significant berry show of other hollies, but makes up for that with its easy-going habits.Once established it doesn’t need to be treated special and can handle drought and wind without missing a beat. It’s often used on commercial landscape jobs in mass planting in traffic islands and parking lot beds because of this ‘tough-as-nails’ reputation.’Carissa’ Holly grows best in rich, well-drained, slightly acid soil, and does well in full sun or part shade. The plant is very drought tolerant, requiring little, if any, irrigation once established in the landscape. Fertilize once or twice to maintain good leaf color and adequate growth.If you want a plant that gives you peace of mind and is beautiful and easy to maintain as well, then Carissa Holly is for you. Nature Hills ships only the healthiest plants, so order yours here today.* Beautiful evergreen* Sharp protective spines for safety* Super easy maintenancePick your color….
Compact Holly Brightens Winter Red Sprite Holly is a compact ornamental deciduous shrub. Plant a few in a naturalized area of your landscape or perhaps one at the border of a perennial bed where the winter color can pick up where the bright summer flowers left off.Hollies, are the queens of the fruiting shrub world when ranked for ornamental value, and your Red Sprite is no exception. The fruiting branches on the bare stems are great for decoration in the garden or in the house. They are extensively used for decoration, especially during the holidays. When the leaves drop off your Red Sprite in late fall to expose the beautiful red berries, you’ll be amazed how decorative your plant is against the winter landscape.Red Sprite Holly is a dense, compact plant that produces multitudes of bright red, half-inch fruit that persist throughout the winter. Even without the berries, your Red Sprite Holly’s lovely shiny green foliage is sure to please. The deep green foliage on the shiny green plant provides fall color when it transforms to purple/bronze in autumn. Red Sprite reaches 3 feet in height with an equal spread. It prefers wet to soil, but is adaptable.Birds love it and it’s deer resistant, so you won’t have to worry about it being decimated by their foraging.You’ll need both male and female plants to produce fruits for your Red Sprite. Red Sprite requires Ilex ‘Jim Dandy’ for pollination and berry production, so keep that in mind when acquiring a Red Sprite. All in all, Red Sprite Holly is an outstanding choice for your yard for all-season interest.* Shiny Green Foliage* Compact 2′-3′ Growth* Profusion of Red Berrries on Female Plants.
Blue Green Leaves ShineThe Blue Princess Holly is an 15′ holly with year round interest. It would look outstanding as a foundation planting or shrub border in your yard.Your Blue Princess Holly is one of the best of the blue Holly cultivars. It was created by crossing a particularly lovely Holly plant with a very hardy one. The result is a Holly with superior color that is also nearly carefree and beautiful year round.Holly leaves are perhaps the most exquisite landscape foliage you’ll find, which is why the image of the Holly is so often used decoratively during the holiday season. It has long been displayed in homes as a symbol of good luck and protection, and was even considered sacred by the ancient Druids.The purple stems and blue-green hue of the leaves is just different enough from the usual summer greens that it will easily catch your eye. You’ll love how the glossy surface of each leaf reflects the rays of the sun and the wide-toothed edges of each leaf will certainly lend an elegant appearance to your landscape.Your Holly will produce tiny white flowers to herald in the spring, but it’s in the winter that it truly shines. The foliage will maintain its vibrant color throughout the winter, a striking contrast to your yard’s grays and browns.If you plant a Blue Prince Holly near it, you’ll also enjoy an abundance of bright red berries that tend to cling to the plant through the winter months. It would be a shame to miss these, as they stand out spectacularly against the snow, and the wildlife really enjoys them as well.Your Holly will grow up to 15 feet tall with a 10 foot spread. You can prune it if you like, but it will look great left to grow naturally.*Purple Stems and Blue Green Leaves*Persistent Bright Red Berries*Attracts Wildlife.
This Evergreen Makes a Great Point! The Needlepoint Holly, Ilex cornuta ‘Needlepoint’, certainly lives up to its name. Needlepoint Holly has all of the great characteristics of the holly plants that you love. It stays beautifully green all year round; it grows quickly to form a thick, impenetrable hedge; and it has beautiful red berries in the fall. What makes Needlepoint Holly stand out from the pack is that the leaves are smooth sided save for one sharp point at the end. This gives the entire shrub a decidedly different look that the typical spiky-edged holly you are used to. Use this winner as a foundation hedge in front of windows or on property edges. The spines make it an excellent deterrent. Needlepoint Holly can grow to 6 feet by 6 feet very quickly. This makes it an excellent screen. It takes shearing very well and can be kept at any height you wish. Like other hollies, the Needlepoint Holly will give you a beautiful show of red berries in the fall. The birds will probably love them more than you! If you need a quick growing, thick hedge that has the added benefit of spiny foliage, then you’ve found your plant. Order several Needlepoint Hollies to complete your foundation planting today! * Tough evergreen * Sun or shade * Red berries in the fall.
Evergreen with Unique Growth that ‘Points’ to the Sky’Sky Pointer Holly is a broadleaf evergreen. It will add some elegant, architectural appeal to your landscape as a border for your entryway or grouped along an outbuilding. These would also be quite handsome in containers on your patio. Your Sky Pointer is a conifer with glossy, green foliage and a unique growing shape. It’s a vigorous grower, so it won’t be long before it’s providing protection for your birds from harsh weather and predators. The tall, narrow growth of this evergreen seems to “point” to the “sky”, providing some unique interest and refined definition to any spot in your landscape where it resides. Sky Pointer Holly will grow to about five feet tall with a two to three foot spread. It has an upright and narrow, pyramidal form. It has no significant disease or insect issues and it’s heat and drought tolerant. Even though birds love it, destructive wildlife will leave it alone. Even deer and bunnies tend to pass it by. This new Holly thrives in well-drained, acid soils, but can also be grown in poor dry soils. You can leave it to grow naturally, but Sky Pointer doesn’t mind a little pruning if you’d prefer.If you’re looking for a unique evergreen that’s hardy and stylish, Sky Pointer Holly is a terrific choice.* Unique growth * Evergreen * Fast Growing * Wildlife interest.