Ilex x. Red Beauty ('Rutzan') (Hybrid Holly)

This compact, pyramidal, evergreen shrub sports small, shiny, spiny dark green leaves that keep their colour through winter. It will produce a profusion of small, bright red berries from fall to winter when pollinated by a male, such as Blue Prince. Ideal for use as hedging, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

6-10 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds

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Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Patent Info PP# 14,750

This blooming climber offers delicate shell-pink flowers contrasted with deeper pink spines and purple anthers. Use as an arbor/wall cover, or as a “spiller/filler” in a container.

Blooms from early to late summer
10 ft tall x 2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts hummingbirds
Tolerant to juglone

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Thin lavender, or rarely, white, petals droop from a large spiny cone and grow on stout stems bearing narrow leaves. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-3 ft tall x 2.5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces large, rounded flower clusters that open lime-green, turn brilliant white during summer, then back to pale green as the season progresses, finally fading in the fall. Rapid growth rate.

Blooms early summer
3-5 ft tall x 4-6 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Salt Tolerant
Drought tolerant
Attracts bees and butterflies
Tolerant to juglone
Neutral pH preference
Deciduous

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This dense evergreen shrub sports rich blue-green, spiny leaves on purplish stems. This variety is a pollinator, so pair it with a female blue holly for berries. Ideal for use as hedging, screening, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

6-8 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds

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This herbaceous perennial features small pale violet star-shaped flowers that hold a yellow centre on thin stems bearing narrow green smooth leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance

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This multi-stemmed deciduous shrub sports clusters of small dark pink buds that open to reveal tiny white, fragrant flowers that give way to pink-red berry drupes that turn black. Lustrous foliage of glossy, dark green, ovate, serrated leaves that become maroon in fall. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid- to late summer
8-10 ft tall x 6-8 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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This dense evergreen shrub sports rich blue-green, spiny leaves on purplish stems, along with bright red berries that bloom prolifically if paired with a pollinator, such as Blue Prince. Ideal for use as hedging, screening, accent planting, or as a container plant. Slow growth rate.

6-8 ft tall x 3-6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds

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This dense, evergreen shrub features ornate clusters of light pink buds in spring that open to crisp white flowers on foliage of shiny, dark green leaves. Slow growth rate. Dwarf habit.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3-4 ft tall x 3-4 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

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