Evergreen Trees

5 Best Holly Trees To Grow In Houston

The Pride of Houston yaupon holly is a native to Houston, Texas and is known for its upright habit. These plants are attractive and have red berries throughout the winter.

The berries attract birds and other wildlife, and they also offer great landscaping attributes. A professional tree service in Houston can shape the yaupon holly into a small tree or a rounded shrub. It is a great choice for those who want to add ornamental features to their yards without taking up too much space.

This native to Texas variety can tolerate the hot summers of Houston and thrives in ideal growing conditions. Unlike other varieties, ‘Pride of Houston’ has all female limbs and produces berries.

It is drought tolerant and has a medium growth rate. The female plants produce berries, making them great for topiary.

This variety is suitable for gardens or landscapes. The leaves and berries of holly trees are tough and unappealing to pests and disease.

The Pride of Houston coupon is a more vigorous selection of a native Holly. It has improved branching and berry production and comes with a ‘Sooner Guarantee’.

It can also be fertilized with Polgyon Best-Paks, which are time-release fertilizers that keep your plant nourished for a full year.

These ‘Pioneer of Houston’ hollies also contain pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels that help retain moisture in the soil. ‘Pride of Houston’ upon is an all-female cultivar, a great option for topiary and landscaping in the greater Houston area.

Robin™ Red Holly Tree

Our Robin Red Holly grows large without any assistance, and has classic red berries, making it an adaptable, versatile landscape star.

In the winter, the bright red berries will cheer you up, while the green foliage makes the berries stand out.

What could be more perfect? Surely there cannot be. The Robin Red is not only easy to grow, but it is also shade-tolerant, which means that it can be used at any time of the year, from spring to autumn.

It will be at that moment that birds will drop in to your garden to feast on the juicy berries. You can also plant the Red Holly indoors, and it will do very well.

If you place cuttings in decorative bowls or vases throughout your home, you’ll be astounded at how long they will last.

There is no need to worry about growing Red Holly in clay or sandy soil because it is a trouble-free plant, no matter where it grows. In addition, it responds well to pruning, so you can do literally anything with this tree.

Oak Leaf™ Holly Tree

A new and improved variety of red holly, Oak Leaf Holly ticks all the boxes of what makes a favorite for landscape use.

This type of holly is cold hardy and drought tolerant, which makes it more durable than other types of hollies.

The Oak Leaf Hollies are easy to plant and will thrive if planted in a row; they are perfect for creating a living privacy screen that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance.

Moreover, the Oak Leaf  dense foliage grows together to form a solid emerald green barrier that acts as a powerful screen that blocks strong winter winds and snow ice.

With their pyramidal shape and glossy green leaves that look like oak leaves all year round, they radiate beauty, whether they are standing alone or in a group.

The new Oak Leaf  Holly growth emerges in spring with the color of maroon, capturing the attention of everyone before they turn emerald green in the summer.

A beautiful winter show is created by the Oak Holly’s red berries, which contrast with the emerald green foliage during the fall and the winter months.

You can customize your holiday décor by picking a few branches to incorporate the red and golden, emerald green hues into it.

Dwarf Burford Holly Shrub

In my opinion, the Dwarf Burford Holly Shrub has a rich evergreen foliage and a classic red fruit, but with a twist…its adaptable size that can practically be planted anywhere in a garden.

This plant, although it is one of the most widely used shrubs, is specially suited to climates with warmer temperatures.

Although it is still dense and layered, its natural hedging properties make it ideal for natural bordering in front of windows, along fences, and even beyond.

In fact, it is a smaller version of the most popular Holly on the market at the moment.

Not only is its growth slower, but it is also deer resistant, which is an awesome combination. Because it has slower growth, it won’t overwhelm your garden and is well suited for pairing with other landscape favorites.

The best part is, even though it is heavy producer of large, bright red berries (and without a pollinator), it doesn’t attract deer. Instead, dazzling wildlife, such as butterflies and birds, enjoy the flowers, making it a very eye-catching display.


Sky Pencil Holly


Popular from our nation’s capital to your backyard, the Sky Pencil Holly is an evergreen tree known for its good looks.

Particularly since it can be planted on the corners of your exterior, or in rows to create a narrow hedge, or simply as a decorative plant.

Whatever method you choose, you can expect hassle-free service. Sky Pencil Holly’s shape will capture your attention – growing skyward naturally without the need to trim (unless you want them to stay at a specific height).

Therefore, if you want a sleek, modern, stylish look, then opt for these tall, narrow, columnar Hollies.

As well, it is one of the few plants that grows upwards. This kind of height is very rare in shrubs that do not encroach upon nearby plants. Its benefits are numerous, from its sleek silhouette to its cold-hardy growth down to -10 degrees.

Soft Touch Holly Shrub

Due to its manageable size and soft, flexible foliage, the Soft Touch Holly has become increasingly popular due to its unique combination of classic benefits.
You will no longer have to worry about getting pricked by holly leaves in the backyard!

In addition, it’s a masterpiece of effortless elegance. The small, glossy leaves of this plant are accented with tiny pink flowers in the spring and by berries painted in black hues in the fall and winter, which attract graceful wildlife while resisting common pests and diseases, adapting to drought and acclimating to nearly any soil type.

What would be even better? Its height of just 3 feet at maturity makes it an ideal selection for gardeners with limited space and is particularly suitable for border planting or foundation planting. Because of its uniform, rounded habit, it makes for a beautiful, yet hassle-free landscape.


Nellie Stevens Holly


In recent years, the popularity of the Nellie Stevens has skyrocketed. But why exactly?

I’ll begin by saying that it is the perfect choice for both hedging and privacy screening projects, especially since it grows up to 3 feet every year.

I should also add that it does well if it is neglected. If you do not have a green thumb, you should not have a problem since they grow in the sun or partial shade.

Also, you will appreciate their deep green color year-round, unlike some other types of hedge trees that can brown out during either the summer heat or mild droughts.

You will need to plant Nellie Stevens Holly 5 to 6 feet apart in order to create a living wall that gives you complete privacy, no holes, and no gaps.

It’s entirely up to you how they grow – whether it’s naturally into a dense, pyramidal shape that matures at 15 to 25 feet, or if it’s pruned into a tall box hedge.