Maryland Dwarf American Holly
|Price per Plant||$22.50||$7.00||$6.50|
* Every 10 plants includes 1 ‘Jersey Knight’ male holly for pollination *
Ilex opaca ‘Maryland Dwarf’
The Maryland Dwarf American Holly cultivar is odd – very odd. Not a tree per se, but more of a mounding, spreading shrub. For more information about the Maryland Dwarf American Holly and how to care for the plant, please visit www.americanholly.org. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|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
Flowers are staminate in 3 to 9 flowered cymes; pistillate solitary; dull white to yellow with a single green nodule (ovary and future berry) at the center; flowers have 4 non-functional stamens; berry-like, dull red rounded drupe, fruit is borne singly on .25" long stalks, maturing in October and persisting into winter; fruit display can be spectacular on good selections with a strong pollinator
|Hardiness Range|| |
zone 5a – 9b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
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; not as full in appearance as other American Holly cultivars
2-3 feet tall at maturity with 5-10 foot spread
What am I buying?
We sell Maryland Dwarf 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 PirateShip.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.