Ilex opaca 'Patterson'

Patterson American Holly

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Patterson American Holly is a large upright native with spiny dark green foliage. A female holly that, if pollinated, will produce heavy clusters of scarlet red fruits in fall which lasts through winter.   Best planted in moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

20' - 30'

Spread: 

10’ - 15'

Spacing: 

12’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

FallYear-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, BordersWoodland Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Privacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Hydrangea, Burning Bush, Peony

 

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