production is focused on development a quality hardy field
liner. This starts with our healthy parent plants to take cuttings
These winter cuttings are rooted
in our greenhouse in 4-6 weeks with bottom heat.
In the spring, they are transplanted
into raised beds on 6-8" centers. These raised
beds are shaded during the summer and are covered in
plastic to protect them
the first winter.
After 2 growing seasons in raised
beds they are transplanted again into fields where they
will grow until harvested for sale.
We line out over 2000 hollies per year and currently have over 20,000
in our fields.
We do not use pots in our production because we feel transplanting
develops stronger, more fibrous root systems and eliminates
spiraling roots which may girdle the trunk (sometimes many years
after the plant has been sold).
foot and 7 foot finished hollies are what our customers request most
often. These are harvested with truncated "Caretree" tree
spades and shipped in 24 or 28" wire baskets.
time is late summer or early fall, after new growth has hardened.
COLLECTORS: Call us for limited quantity of specific cultivars.