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Ilex x 'Red Beauty®' (Rutzan)

#PP14750

More About Ilex x Red Beauty® ('Rutzan') (PP14750)

  • Dark glossy, evergreen foliage with purple-blue, new growth
  • Abundance of persistent, red berries
  • Dense, upright form
  • Requires Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' as male pollinator
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Developed by Dr. Elwin Orton, Rutgers University, New Jersey. 

Zone:

6

Height:

225-300 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

White
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Red Beauty® Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ilex grow best in a slightly acidic, slightly moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. One, male, ilex plant will effectively pollinate up to six, female plants.


Ilex x Red Beauty® ('Rutzan') (PP14750) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Evergreen
Evergreen

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Berries

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Conical
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Foundation planting
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Ilex x 'Red Beauty®' (Rutzan)