WE OFFER BOTH PKT. & BULK SIZES ~ ~ ~ …..American Holly – Ilex opaca Seeds The wonderful American Holly is a pyramidal grower to 25′ tall or more, but it’s real attribute is it’s bright red berries. The seeds of hollies do usually take a while to sprout, so please be patient. It is best if you can plant them directly into moist (not wet) garden soil outside and let them do their thing on their own. More often than not when people plant holly seeds in containers, they end up dumping the containers prematurely, assuming that the seeds are not going to sprout. Use a little patience, and you will be rewarded. Physical Characteristics : An evergreen Shrub growing to 15 m (49ft) by 1.5 m (5ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 5. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from Nov to December. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure. Characteristics Evergreen Screen/Windbreak Shade Tolerant Specimen Tree Winter Interest Acid Loving Cut Flower Heat Tolerant Salt Tolerant Crop Plant Poisonous Ornamental Fruit …………Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days Germination: sow seed 3/8″ deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed. Other: seedlings need shade for their first year , Sporadic germination will occur over a 2-3 year period
- 5 Seeds per Pack
- The wonderful American Holly is a pyramidal grower to 25′ tall or more, but it’s real attribute is it’s bright red berries
- The seeds of hollies do usually take a while to sprout, so please be patient.
- Ilex opaca is often cultivated by plant nurseries for use as a broadleaf evergreen ornamental plant,
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