This evergreen holly keeps an excellent pyramidal shape. Its medium stature and full small green leaves give it the appearance of a large boxwood and its size makes it a good choice for an accent tree in a flower bed or other type of garden planting.
|Bloom Color:||None of note|
|Genus & Species:||Ilex crenata ‘Steeds’|
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||5 to 6 ft.|
|Plant Spacing:||6 to 8 ft.|
|Planting Depth:||Even with base of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil that holds mositure|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Holly Steeds Upright
Steeds holly prefer moist well drained soil that is slightly acidic. They should be mulched with a deep layer of mulch to promote consistent soil moisture and reduce soil cracking and heat. If planted in a sunny or partially sunny location these trees are typically quite easy to grow and should be fertilized with a slow release fertilizer in the spring. Steeds are very responsive to pruning and can be sheared annually to shape, making them a great choice for a hedge, for flanking the entrance of the house or placed elsewhere in the foundation bed.
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