How do you grow a standard holly tree?
Likewise, people ask, where is the best place to plant a holly tree?
The best location for planting holly bushes is in well-drained but not dry, slightly acidic soil in full sun. That being said, most hollies are very tolerant of less than ideal locations and will grow well in part shade or dry or swampy soil.
- Light: Holly plants to best in full sun.
- Soil: Well drained loamy soil that is slightly acidic.
- Water: Hollies like a moderate amount of water, usually adequately provided by rainfall.
- Mulch: Several inches of mulch to prevent freeze-thaw damage to the shallow roots.
Consequently, how quickly do holly trees grow?
Holly are relatively slow growing and they will put on around 6-9 inches of growth each year if left untrimmed and can take a while to fill out into a dense hedge.
Some holly bushes grow to about 6 feet tall, while others can reach 50 feet and higher! Make sure you choose a plant that's the right size for your landscape — and that will thrive in your climate. The quintessential Christmas variety, for example, is English holly, which grows best in Zone 6.