Christmas Jewel Holly is a small upright evergreen shrub with a dense pyramidal habit and narrow dark green foliage spines that are blunted. Female plants produce abundant apple red berries without the need of a pollinator that color fully by mid winter and persist into summer. Best planted inmoist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Asexual reproduction prohibited.
6' - 10'
3’ - 6'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 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, Christmas Jewel® Holly
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.