Ilex x koehneanaIlex x koehneana

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Ilex x koehneana
  • PRONUNCIATION: I-leks x ko-NEE-a-na
  • COMMON NAME: Koehne Holly
  • FAMILY: Aquifoliaceae
  • NATIVITY: Of hybrid origin: I. aquifolium x I. latifolia
  • GROWTH HABIT: Cultivars vary from 4 - 6' broad shrubs to 15 - 20 pyramidal small shrubs.
  • SIZE: See above
  • HARDINESS: Zone (6) 7 - 9
  • CULTURE: Sun, well-drained, moist soils. This group may be quite heat tolerant but has not been widely planted.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Specimens as small trees, screens and group plantings of the smaller cultivars.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, elliptic-oblong to ovate, margins spiny, 2 - 3 ½" long.
    Dark green foliage that is lighter green beneath. Foliage closely
    resembles that of I. latifolia.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK: Silver gray.
  • FLOWERS: Dioecious, small creamy white, fragrant.
  • FRUIT: Drupe, orange-red to red, 3/8" in diameter almost shrouding
    the stem behind the current seasons growth.
  • PROPAGATION: Cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:
    • `Jade' - 4 - 6' broad shrub
    • `Ruby' - similar to `Jade'
    • `San Jose' - a upright pyramidal plant to 15+'
    • `Wirt L. Winn' - upright pyramidal plant to 25'

 

 

 

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