Steeds Holly

Unique Holly that is Easy to Grow

  • Adds character to your front entrance
  • Great anchor plant for smaller areas
  • Also makes a perfect medium sized hedge
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Regular Price: $49.99

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Need to add a little height to your landscaping?  This Steeds Holly is a great shrub to do just that!  

This evergreen Japanese Holly requires very little maintenance.  In the spring small, white flowers form right before the new growth emerges.  Its foliage turns darker green with age.  You'll experience this color year round making it a perfect choice for your landscaping.  

With a such a manageable mature height of 6 feet tall and about 3 feet wide, this holly is extremely easy to maintain.  

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Ilex crenata 'Steeds'

How To Care for your new Steeds Holly

Hollies tolerate full sun to part sun.  They prefer a slightly acidic soil, but tend to adapt just about any well draining soil.   After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist.  Mulching is highly recommended in cooler zones to protect the plant's roots in winter as well.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Water your Holly deeply a couple times a week for the first few months.  After your Hollies are established, they only need watered during hot, dry spells.   Fertilize in spring with our special slow release fertilizer.   Steeds Hollies tolerate pruning well if you want to keep them a certain size or shape.  Heavy pruning is best reserved for late winter or early spring. 

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success.  Mites and scale are insects that can occasionally affect Hollies.  These can be treated with horticultural oil. For severe infections the pesticide Bonide is recommended.   Avoid saturated soils to prevent fungal issues in Hollies.  


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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I am very impressed with our order. We have planted them in pots on the front porch and they look outstanding.
November 7, 2015
Looks great
I have ordered plants online before but. This is the best looking holly and fastest shipping I have received. Will absolutely order from you again.
October 17, 2016
11 months ago
Steeds Holly
I purchased six (6) Steeps Holly trees on April 12 and received on April 18. They came in 3 boxes. They looks very nice and healthy. Although some leaves turning yellow, the trees are in great shape.
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April 20, 2017
Wonderful evergreen hedge!
Wonderful evergreen hedge! Slow the first year but then they get going!
June 24, 2017
3 months ago
Great plant - Super hedge
Steeds holly - wonderful evergreen hedge.
Steeds holly hedge.
Steeds holly hedge.
July 1, 2017
2 months ago
They were as expected. Nice green and healthy. I'll give them 5 stars when/if they make it! Great addition to the landscape.
July 3, 2017
2 months ago
The first time I ordered plants on line and will do so again in the future. The order arrived on time, well packed and in good condition. The plants looked very healthy and uniform in size.
Could not have been more pleased!!
May 18, 2017
4 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
Deer resistant, low maintenance.
Heather W on Aug 24, 2017
Best evergreen hedge ever!
David C on Jul 1, 2017
Deer resistant, low maintenance.
Heather W on Aug 24, 2017
perfect shrub for my front entranceway.
Mark M on Aug 9, 2017
Best evergreen hedge ever!
David C on Jul 1, 2017
Good reviews. They will compliment my side yard nicely and it's my understanding that they are easy to take care of.
Cheryl F on Jun 25, 2017
I love the pyramid shape. They are not too tall, not too short, low maintenance, year round greenery, a great focal point for front yard landscape and just absolutely beautiful.
Velma B on Jun 17, 2017
love them and we are making a hedge
David C on Apr 20, 2017
David C on Oct 5, 2016
Recommended by a landscaper for the size, space, location and type of plant I wanted.
Karen M on Aug 19, 2016
Compact evergreen for my space requirement
Carol K on Aug 14, 2016
perfect shrub for my front entranceway.
Mark M on Aug 9, 2017
Good reviews. They will compliment my side yard nicely and it's my understanding that they are easy to take care of.
Cheryl F on Jun 25, 2017
Will this holly do well in all day shade?
Joe G on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, holly plants need sunlight even if it's just dappled light. Hollies grow best with full sunlight. Too much shade will decrease their growth rate and make them more prone to diseases and insects. I have a Steed Holly I planted last spring and it is thriving in full sunlight. I absolutely love it. Hollies do not like being moved, so I would recommend planting yours in a sunny location too.
Is 5-6 hours of west faciing sun enough for a steed holly?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes that should do well for this holly.
Are steeds holly deer resistant?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are not as resistant as the spiky hollies, but are not often damaged.
How fast does it grow?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I was told about 6 inches a year. I bought some 3 foot high steeds holly about 3 years ago and that's about right. I bought some 4 1/2 foot high steeds holly this fall and am much happier with them. They cost about double the 3 footers but will fill in to make a hedge much sooner.
What makes Steed holly leaves turn brown?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most likely they dried out for a short period of time. When it gets hot out in the summer, most plants are sensitive to drying out when the water requirements are high. The hotter it gets the more water the plant will require to survive.
Do the berries get messy and attract birds and squirrels?
A shopper on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They do not get messy but may attract birds.
Can you grow steed holly in big pot. ..?.ot
A shopper on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Definitely! Steeds look great in containers. The moderate growth rate and size make the Steeds Holly ideal for containers. Stunning in an entryway! Just remember, container grown plants tend to require more fertilizer and water than plants in the ground as the water and nutrients run out of the drainage holes. Monitor water closely at first being sure the pot is draining well. Trapped water can also be a problem with containers.
What is the best time to shape steed hollies?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Steed holly can be pruned or sheared anytime of the year.
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