A beautiful deciduous holly that produces dangling satiny red fruits, small (1/4 inch) white/green flowers with 5 ribbon-like petals in May are mostly inconspicuous amongst the expanding leaves, smooth green spineless leaves with red/purple pedicels have bronzed edges in early spring and turn yellow in fall, mottled gray bark with warty lenticels, fruits are winter wildlife food, host plant for the Columbia Silkmoth, Hyalophora Columbia, uncommon shrub of wet areas. Our plants are grown from seed and are therefore 'unsexed' - they are too young to flower yet so we don't know which ones are male or female, both male and female plants must be present to produce fruit.

Moist To Wet
Sun To Part Shade
6-10 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 4a-9b
Woody Shrub/Tree
Deer Resistant

Native Range: NL across s QC & ON, south though NJ, MD, WV to IL & MN. Rare in MD, IN, & IL

Mountain Holly 6-12 inch in a quart pot $19.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)
Mountain Holly 1-2 foot in a quart pot $21.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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