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Ilex x Red Beauty

Ilex x Red Beauty® PP14750

Holly

Red Beauty® ('Rutzan') Holly is another introduction from Dr. Elwin Orton's lifelong work with the genus Ilex. The shiny dark green leaves are spiny, neat and small, covering its conical, pyramidal form. It is readily pollinated by Ilex x meserveae males, and the fruit is attractive on its evergreen setting all winter. Slow growing and narrow, it fits in well in smaller garden spaces. Most exciting of all, it has proved to be extremely deer resistant according to Bruce Crawford of The Rutgers Gardens.

PRN Preferred:  Doesn't require a specific pollinator to produce red fruit.  Perfect size for smaller gardens.

Height

10 Feet

Spread

5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Branches
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Fruit - Ornamental
Winter Interest
Fruit
Soil Conditions
Average
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tree Type
Evergreen
Foliage Color
Green
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