Common Holly - Ilex Aquifolium 20cm tall
Common Holly is a slow growing, medium sized evergreen with dark, glossy, spiky leaves and red berries in the autumn. A medium sized evergreen tree, with a dense crown, upright when young and rounded cone shaped when older. The dark green glossy leaves have a wavy margin with sharp spines. Holly is particularly tolerant of partial or full shade.
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- 20-30cm tall
Ilex Aquifolium - Common Holly
- Size: 9cm pot
- Botanical name/s: Ilex Aquifolium
- Common name/s: Common Holly
- Flower / Foliage: A medium sized tree with a dense crown, upright when young and rounded cone shaped when older. The dark green glossy leaves have a wavy margin with sharp spines. Produces small white flowers in spring and female plants will produce red berries if a male is close by.
- Plant type: Evergreen
- Flowering period: Spring time
- Mature height: 8-10m
- Mature spread: 4-8m
- Growth Rate: Slow growing when young
- Recommended usage: Common Holly makes a striking defensive hedge. Excellent for ornamental purposes such as making Christmas wreaths. Very tough tree resistant to wind. Can be trimmed and cut into hedges & screening.
- Nursery grown: Yes
After Care / Plant Maintenance
- Once planted, Holly will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
- Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
- Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
- Remove any weeds from around the base of the Holly plant (including grass).
- Position/Aspect: Prefers a full sun/partial shade and sheltered spot.
- Soil: When planting this shrub be sure that the soil is moist but well-draining, it will tolerate most soil types.
- Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK.
- Plant maintenance: Light pruning required.
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