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Plant Profile: Little Rascal Holly (Ilex x ‘Mondo’) male

Holly Litttle Rascal 2Little Rascal holly grows in my secret garden; he was an impulse-buy but he was so darn cute I couldn’t resist. He is round and compact with small evergreen leaves and is very cold hardy, adding a fine texture to the garden in any season. In winter he may develop a deep purple color. He requires little maintenance and will be a pollinizer for other hollies. This is the perfect plant for a small garden that is enjoyed in all seasons.

Type: Evergreen shrub.

Outstanding Feature: Small evergreen leaves; fine texture; small size.

Form: Rounded.

Growth Rate: Slow.

Bloom: Inconspicuous small white/pink flowers in spring.

Size: 2’ High x 3’ Wide.

Light: Full sun to partial sun.

Soil: Average, well drained.

Fertilizer: Use a general purpose fertilizer in spring before growth begins.

Hardiness: Zones 5-9.

Care: Water when top 3” of soil is dry.

Pests and Diseases: None of importance.

Propagation: Cuttings only; this plant is patented and can not be reproduced legally.

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