Liberty Holly
Ilex 'Liberty'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Cultivar: Liberty

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bear, Delaware

Buford, Georgia

Fayetteville, Georgia

New Orleans, Louisiana

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Vacherie, Louisiana

Brewster, Massachusetts

Orrville, Ohio

Inman, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 19, 2013, holly_grower from Bear, DE wrote:

This is one of the most attractive new hollies available today, with large green, glossy leaves of incredibly heavy substance. Grows rather slowly, and, in my experience, is somewhat shy about fruiting, but the foliage alone makes it more than worthwhile.

Positive

On Sep 16, 2012, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This holly is just awesome in every regard. The leaves are large and serrated, with a super-deep green color standing out from the light grayish trunk. I bought a big 30-gallon one in May of '11 at a nursery which had it under some shade cloth. I hauled it out into full sunlight in 90-95 heat in my yard and planted it. It literally never lost one leaf (or had one get any kind of scorch or fading) that summer, nor in the winter. This tree seems to grow incredibly slowly, with hardly any discernible growth after 16 months, but that's good, because slow-growing trees are stouter and hence perform better in our frequent tropical storms & hurricanes. (It emerged totally unscathed from Hurricane Isaac, which made a direct hit on my town.) I really can't recommend this holly enough; a muc... read more