Ilex x 'Jersey Sprite'

Jersey Hybrid Holly

Plant Type:


Ilex x 'Jersey Sprite' – This is one of the female forms of the Rutgers Hybrids Hollies. Very glossy holly leaves cloak the and dense branches forming a dark green mound. New leaves display a red edging at the tips. 'Jersey Sprite' will require a male to produce red berries once its white flowers are pollinated. Established, potted shrub, cutting grown.



10-12 in


10-12 in


Item Description Price  
ILEXJESP Ilex x 'Jersey Sprite' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $32.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Ilex x 'Jersey Sprite'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Songbirds


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Foundation
  • Border
  • Formal Garden
  • Rock Garden
  • Edging
  • Labyrinth
  • Evergreen
  • Potted Plant
  • Shrub Border
  • Small / Miniature
  • Knot Garden
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Fertile
  • Acid


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Ilex

Common Name: Holly

Hollies from midgets to monsters are wonderful shrubs! Some are evergreen, others deciduous with females revealing copious crops of bright fruit from autumn into winter in various colors which are cultivar dependent. The Ilex x meserveae cultivars are just plain beautiful evergreens happy in sun to open shade in fertile, acid and moisture retaining soils. Winterberries, Ilex verticillata, are happy in full to mostly sunny sites in moist to even wet soils; they are often great autumn/winter fixtures in roadside ditches. The midgets are cute in the rock garden or even in containers. Ilex cornuta's spiny leaves look like giant glossy green mutant horned beetles - just fascinating in their structure. All are terrific wildlife plants and they add so much beauty and multi-seasonal appeal. Cutting grown.