ilex red oakleaf – Holly


Ilex magina red ‘Oakleaf’

it’s dramatic tall appearance with its deeply serrated oak like leaves that are glossy green. New growth emerges bronze to burgundy that later turns emerald green. Orange-red berries appear without needing a pollinator in autumn and persist to winter.

grows in pyramidal form to 10-15” feet tall and5-10′ feet wide


Grow these fully to marginal hardy plants in moist but well drained, moderately fertile, humus rich soil in full sun (which produces the leaf color in variegated hollies) or in partial shade. Plant or transplanting is best done in early spring.North American species prefer neutral to acid soil while European and Asian species are less fussy.

zones 6-9