Ilex 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.
- 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.
- `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'