The Blue Boy Holly shrub boasts tough and shiny blue-green foliage, orange-red new growth at the tips of its limbs, and purple stems to top it all off, making for veritable fireworks show of color any time of the year, although especially shining out in winter when deciduous plants have gone dormant for the season. This shrub is also one of the hardiest Holly varieties, being tolerant of cold temperatures down to minus 20° F and will live virtually unharmed by deer, insects, disease, drought and heat. Blue Boy is known as one of the best pollinators among landscapers and is often planted for the specific purpose of increasing production of bright red berries grown on other nearby Holly cultivars. The Blue Boy Holly lives most comfortably in USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 5-8 and reaches a height of 8 ft. and width of 6 ft. If you are looking for an incredibly low-maintenance medium sized evergreen shrub, particularly for borders, or for a prolific boost in berry production of other nearby Hollies, Blue Boy is the perfect cultivar for you.
- Glossy blue-green leaves
- New growth is orange-red in tips of limbs
- Excellent pollinizer for nearby hollies
- Great for formal hedge or privacy screen