Young pyramidal Red Beauty holly hybrid in field

RED BEAUTY®

Holly - Blue

Ilex x

'Rutzan'

USPP 14,750

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Young pyramidal Red Beauty holly hybrid in field
  • Evergreen
  • Winter beauty
  • Versatile habit
Description

Developed by renowned holly breeder and enthusiast Elwin Orton of Rutgers University, Red Beauty® is a distinctive holly that combines dark glossy foliage with an abundance of bright red fruit. 'Blue Prince' is recommended as the male pollinator. More heat tolerant than other blue hollies.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 8'

Width 4 - 6'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Prefers moist, acidic soils. Shallow root system benefits from mulch.

Pruning Blooms on old wood; however, it's best to avoid pruning female hollies as pruning after bloom removes any developing fruit.

Uses Hedges; screens; specimen; landscaping.

Growing Tips Plant a male pollinator within 50' to ensure pollination; one male will pollinate up to 7 females. To minimize winter damage to the evergreen foliage, provide late-season irrigation if necessary and site so that plant is protected from harsh winds and sun.