Ilex 'Homefire'

Homefire Holly

Category: Evergreen, Screening | Size: Small | Hardiness Zones: 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Growth Rate: Slow | Adaptability: Urban Tolerant
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Lustrous dark green leaves are the backdrop for a plentiful display of bright red berries - the display lasts from late fall through winter. These medium-sized pyramids of foliage and berries are great for screening purposes in full sun or somewhat shady sites. They require less pruning than other large hollies for those who are looking to reduce maintenance costs! Parentage is Ilex cornuta 'Burford' x I. latifolia; bred by Tom Dodd, Sr.

Category: Small screening tree; broadleaf evergreen
Hardiness: 6 to 9
Foliage: Dark green, lustrous
Flower: White, inconspicuous
Fruit: Bright red berries that really "berry up"
Bark: Smooth, gray
Winter Interest: Dark green leaves, bright red berries through winter
Texture: Medium
Shape: Upright pyramidal
Mature Size: 25' tall by 15' wide
Growth Rate: Slow to medium
Adaptability: Ilex Homefire is very durable; drought tolerant; heat tolerant; urban tolerant