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Jersey Knight American Holly Pollinator

Individual Male Pollinator

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Ilex opaca ‘Jersey Knight’

The Jersey Knight American Holly is the most well known and regarded male American Holly cultivar. For more information about the Jersey Knight Holly Pollinator and its origin, please visit www.americanholly.org. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.

Classification

Diseases & Insects

Holly leaf miner, bud moth, scales, beetles, whitefly, berry midge, southern red mite, tar spot, leaf spots, cankers, bacterial blight, twig die back, spot anthracnose, leaf rot, leaf drop, powdery mildews, spine spot (nonparasitic) and leaf scorch (physiological); leaf miner and scale are particularly troublesome

Family

Aquifoliaceae

Flowers

Flowers are staminate in 3 to 9 flowered cymes; pistillate solitary; flowers are dull white with yellow pollen tipped anthers; about the latest evergreen holly to flower around May

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 5a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?

Leaves

Leaves are alternate, simple, evergreen, elliptic, and 1.5-3.5" long and half as wide; with remote spiny teeth, leaves are glossy, dark green and have a slight curl to the edges

Plant Type

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Size

20-30 feet tall at maturity with 15-20 foot spread

Sun Requirement

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What am I buying?

We sell Jersey Knight American Hollies as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 2-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using Stamps.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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