This holly tree is grown for its pyramidal shape and attractive evergreen foliage. New foliage emerges red in the spring before maturing to a beautiful green. It produces orange-red berries without needing a male pollinator, but the fruit set will be heavier with a male holly nearby. The mature size is around 14 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The flowers and berries are attractive to pollinators and birds, respectively.
This plant prefers moist, acidic soils and full to part sun. However, it will appreciate some afternoon shade in our hot climate.
It also grows best with some protection from the winter wind.