Carolina Sentinel Holly is a large evergreen shrub with a narrow and dense conical form and deep, almost blue-green spiny foliage. If pollinated, the inconspicuous female flowers give way to a heavy crop of red berries that can persist well into winter. Best planted inmoist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit. Carolina Sentinel can be trained as a tree and is heat, humidity, and drought tolerant one established.
15' - 25'
4’ - 6'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
5 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
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,Borders, Woodland Gardens, Wildlife 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.