Ilex Red Sky™ Ilex

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Ilex Red Sky™ Ilex
Feature Upright growth habit. Red/bronze new growth.
USDA Zones Hardy to -10°F to 0°F USDA zones 6–9
Sunset Zones 3–9, 14–24
Special Features Upright Habit
Landscape Use Accent, Container, Hedge, Mass planting, Poolside
Exposure Full sun to part shade
Flowering Season
Dimensions 8' high x 3' wide
Growth Rate Fast
Plant Type Evergreen
Water Needs Medium Water Once Established
Soil Well-drained garden soil w/ rich organic matter
Fertilizer Apply controlled release fertilizer in spring
Pruning Prune to shape as desired

Planting Instructions

  • Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
  • Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
  • Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
  • Return native soil around root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
  • To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
  • Mulch 1-2" deep around plant, avoiding area closest to stem.

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