Dragon Lady Holly

Dragon Lady Holly

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The regal Dragon Lady Holly (Ilex x aquipernyi 'Dragon Lady') is a majestic evergreen shrub that brings a touch of elegance and timeless beauty to your landscape. Known for its lustrous dark green foliage, red berries, and classic holly form, the Dragon Lady Holly is a favorite among garden enthusiasts seeking a striking focal point with year-round interest. With its attractive foliage, vibrant berries, and low-maintenance nature, this holly variety is a must-have for gardens that desire a touch of sophistication and traditional charm.


  • Mature Height: The Dragon Lady Holly typically reaches a mature height of 8 to 10 feet, creating a stately and upright presence in your garden. Its classic holly form ensures a timeless appeal.

  • Exposure Requirements: This evergreen shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade. Plant it in a location where it can receive ample sunlight, particularly in the morning, to promote healthy growth and berry production.

  • Growing Zones: Ideal for growing zones 6 to 9, the Dragon Lady Holly adapts well to a range of climates, making it suitable for gardens in various regions.

  • Lustrous Dark Green Foliage: The standout feature of this holly is its glossy, dark green leaves. The foliage is dense and attractive year-round, providing a rich backdrop to your garden and creating an excellent contrast with other plants.

  • Vibrant Red Berries: In the fall and winter months, the Dragon Lady Holly produces clusters of bright red berries. These berries not only add a splash of color but also provide essential food for birds, making this holly a valuable addition for supporting wildlife in your garden.

  • Low Maintenance: Once established, the Dragon Lady Holly is relatively low maintenance. It's drought-tolerant once established, and it requires minimal pruning, mainly for shaping or removing any dead or overcrowded branches.

  • Traditional Form: The Dragon Lady Holly has a classic holly form with spiny leaves, making it an iconic choice for holiday decorations and a versatile option for creating a traditional garden setting.

  • Year-Round Interest: With its attractive foliage, vibrant berries, and evergreen nature, the Dragon Lady Holly ensures consistent interest and a touch of sophistication in your garden throughout the year.

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Many items are listed in Gallon sizes, what does that mean?

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