Holly shrubs that are good for landscaping are the Japanese holly and the winterberry holly. The Japanese holly grows in many shapes and sizes. Sky Pencil is a columnar shrub, while Compacta is shorter and round.
Japanese hollies grow best in full-to-partial sun and prefer well-drained and acidic soil. They need a bit of maintenance to protect them from diseases and pests.
The winterberry features an abundance of brilliant red berries, which linger after the leaves have fallen. It grows from between 6 to 9 feet tall and has a spread nearly as wide. Winterberry hollies grow slowly. There are male and female plants, and the female requires pollenization to bear fruit.