Satyr Hill American Holly is a large compact upright native evergreen shrub with an open pyramidal habit and large spiny dark green foliage. If the inconspicuous flowers are pollinated they will give way to heavy clusters of bright red fruits in fall which lasts through winter. Best planted inmoist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit.
30' - 40'
15’ - 25'
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, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.
COMPANION PLANTS: Camellia, Barberry, Hydrangea
IMAGE:Photo by David J. Stang, Ilex opaca Satyr Hill 0zz, CC BY-SA 4.0
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.