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Today’s Special is our Satyr Hill American Holly.These are growing in 2.5 inch containers and are 8 to 12 inches tall.

About Ilex opaca ‘Satyr Hill’:  This female American Holly has a dark olive green leaf and is flatter and more rounded than the American Holly species. It produces large red fruit and is native as far north as the southern parts of New England and thrives on Cape Cod, where plants can develop into impressive trees with picturesque branching and exfoliating, multicolored bark.

This is an understory plant which enjoys moist, well drained, acid, organic soils, part shade and protection from drying winter winds. Once established it tolerates more extreme conditions. A male plant, which can pollinate many females, should be planted within 100 feet for reliable berry set on female plants. This species is easy to grow. All I. opaca cultivars are deer resistant. This variety grows to a mature height of 30 feet. Zones 5 to 9.

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