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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Proven Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Dark Green
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Moist
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Year-Round
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Border Plant
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Sound Barrier
  • Mass Planting
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ilex is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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CASTLE KEEP® BLUE HOLLY

Ilex x meserveae 'SMNIFA'
PP31118 Plant propagation prohibited

Breeder
Buy Castle Keep® Holly online. Long a favorite during its evaluations, Castle Keep® Blue Holly has the good looks of this classic handsome evergreen, but with soft-to-the-touch deep green foliage. Semi-dwarf rounded habit makes it a versatile choice for landscape. This is a female variety; use Castle Wall® planted nearby as a pollinator.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-7

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Aquafoliaceae · Common Name: Holly / Winterberry

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase CASTLE KEEP® BLUE HOLLY Online

Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 12043

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(4 units available now - S)

Standard Package
PW



$40.00

Add to Cart

Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 12919

(3.17 gallons / 12 liters)
(3 units available now - S)

Standard Package
PW Grown in Root Pouch®.



$80.00

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Received my Sunjoy, it looks  great! All thanks to the wonderful professional packing. I'm so pleased. I feel so blessed to have a company I can be sure and confident about ordering online and you have given me that peace. You have a new customer and I'm already planning my fall garden. May God bless Sooner!


Marie
Franklin, TN
June 2018

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