Popular for screening, stand-alone specimens and foundation plantings due to their evergreen foliage and berries hollies are a staple of many landscapes. Home and Garden Landscapes have successfully employed hollies in literally hundreds of landscapes to solve specific landscape challenges as well as to add beauty and texture to the landscape.
With extensive experience in using hollies for privacy screening, we have holly varieties that can handle sun or shade conditions.
American Holly is a native evergreen holly gracing the forests from Southern New England into the Deep South. It has been used increasingly in recent years in the landscape as both stand-alone and for screening. When you think of Christmas and Hollies, it is usually the American Holly which is used in holiday decorations.
Nellie Stevens Holly is considered by some to be the Grand Dame Holly of Southern Landscapes. Used extensively in the South, it would be difficult to drive very far and not see them in use somewhere. This plant is also successfully used further north into Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and coastal New York.
Attributes include relatively fast growth for a holly, beautiful foliage and berries as well as the ability to be used as a corner foundation plant as well as in screening.
It can be a bit more susceptible to deer browsing due to its more pliable branching structure. If deer are an issue, you should consider Emily Bruner Holly as a substitution.
Emily Bruner Holly is a wonderfully versatile holly which can be used in situations ranging from full-sun to full-shade. As long as the plants are well irrigated after they are transplanted, they will adapt and thrive. Beautiful foliage and berries are highlights as well as the ability to create instant screens and hedges. It is one of the denser hollies thereby providing a deeper level of screening. This also gives more protection from deer browsing as the stems and branch structures are very strong making it more difficult for the deer to eat them back.
Home and Garden Landscapes has used Emily Bruner Holly in literally hundreds of installations for screening ranging from dense shade to full sun and highly recommends considering this beauty for your landscape needs.