Holly
Ilex 'Conaf'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Cultivar: Conaf
Additional cultivar information:(PP9487; aka Oakleaf)
Hybridized by Magee
Registered or introduced: 1996

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Broadway, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 26, 2011, Hindernone from Broadway, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tall, upright pyramidal shrub. Moderate to rapid growth rate.

Emerge bright green, and fade to emerald green. Have somewhat of an oak leaf appearance. Evergreen.

Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

Oakleaf is the tallest of the Red Holly Hybrids.

Planted an Oakleaf in the fall of 2009 purchased from Dales Greenhouse in Sanford, NC. This is a beautiful shrub/tree, but it will need protection from winter w... read more