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Ilex 'Carolina Sentinel'

Carolina Sentinel Holly

Regular price$440.00

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The Carolina Sentinel Holly is a popular variety of holly known for its upright, columnar growth habit. It is a cultivar of the American holly (Ilex opaca) and is often used as a tall, narrow hedge or as a specimen tree in landscapes. The Carolina Sentinel Holly features glossy, dark green leaves with spiny margins, which provide a classic holly appearance. Female plants produce bright red berries in the winter, adding a festive touch to the landscape. This holly variety is known for its tolerance to a wide range of soil conditions and its ability to withstand cold temperatures.




I. verticillata x I. serrata Hybrid


15' - 25'


4’ - 6'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9


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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.   Well-drained soils essential.   Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew.  Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Privacy Screen, Hedges, Foundation Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Blueberry, Pieris, Astilbe

IMAGE:  Photos by Moon's Tree Farm, Carolina Sentinel Holly

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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