Southern Gardening: Savannah holly survives year round
January and February are good times to see where landscapes need evergreen color to break out of the drab grays and browns of winter. When you find a spot that needs a pick-me-up, Savannah holly is a superb evergreen plant to grow in our Mississippi gardens and landscapes.
It has a natural pyramidal growth habit that is loose and open. This holly is versatile in the landscape and can be used for screening or strategically placed as single specimens.
These plants are moderate-growing large shrubs or small trees. They have the potential to reach up to 35 feet tall, but this growth will take 25 or more years. However, these hollies tolerate pruning very well if you want to maintain a specific size and structure.