The Q&A Archives: Variagated English holly

Question: I have to be careful as to what I plant in my backyard which is bordered by 5 100 yr old black walnut treets. I saw a variagated English Holly
today and would love to plant in my yard. Is it compatible with my black walnut trees?


Answer: Unfortunately I do not think a variegated English holly would be winter hardy in your area. This plant is considered hardy only into the warmer part of zone 6. Your zip code places you in zone 5A or the coldest part of zone 5 -- and depending on the microclimate where you garden it might be as cold as zone 4. I'm sorry I can't be more encouraging about the holly.

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