Oakland Holly is a large dense evergreen shrub with a stiff upright pyramidal habit and distinctive spiny oak-shaped leaves. If pollinated, the lightly fragrant spring flowers will give way to red-orange berries. Best planted inmoist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Oakland can self-polinate.
12' - 20'
8’ - 15'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
6 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
Spring, Fall, Year-Round
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, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Azalea, Astilbe, Barberry
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