Liberty Holly Planting Guide

Planting the Liberty Holly in Tennessee is a smart choice for an evergreen. It  is a favorite of ours because of it’s beautiful shape, shiny dark green leaves, and easy care.  It adds great winter interest to the garden, the birds love the berries and I love it for decorating at Christmas! One caution though, the bees love it too. It’s usually honeybees that aren’t aggressive so I don’t mind sharing.

Give it a try…you’ll love it!

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks)
Cultivar: Liberty

Tree (Some categorize it as a shrub, but it is more tree like than shrub)

12-15 ft.

6-8 ft. (Holds its shape well with light pruning in the winter time)

Hardiness For Tennessee:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun (We have ours in full sun and it’s perfectly happy!)
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not over-water
Provides winter interest
Resources: Dave’s Garden

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