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ILEX

Commonly known as Holly

Another member of the Christmas trinity with Ivy and Fir.

Another essential for the garden, either as a specimen, a backdrop to other plantings or even in a container for a few sprigs for a seasonal arrangement.

Gaudy golds, less showy silvers and subtle dark greens and berries in red, black, occasionally white, orange or yellow.

Genus of over 400 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and, rarely, climbers, from woodland in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions.

The native, I. aquifolium is a small tree of mysticism and magic, a protector of the house from evil and lightning and provider of timber for the finest woodwork.

 

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - and deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun - for best leaf colour in variegated varieties.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their foliage and berries. Simple leaves may have entire, spiny or spine-toothed margins. Both sexes needed to produce fruits. One male to five females is recommended. Wildlife plant. Birds, butterflies, moths.
  • Pests & Diseases - scale insects, leaf miners.
  • Place of origin - tropical, subtropical and temperate regions worldwide
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Cold weather damage to evergreen plants

Buy Varieties of ILEX

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Belgica Aurea'  AWARD

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Belgica Aurea'  >


Commonly known as: Highclere holly.
Female, creamy edged leaf
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia'  AWARD

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia'  >


Commonly known as: Highclere holly.
Pyramidical habit with purple stems and scarlet fruit. Leaves have few spines and are a glossy dark shiny green
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX x altaclerensis 'Golden King'  AWARD

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Golden King'  >


Commonly known as: Highclere holly.
Female, gold edged leaf
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium   AWARD

ILEX aquifolium  >


Commonly known as: Common holly, English holly, Hulver bush.
Multibuy
pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £7.00 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'  AWARD

ILEX aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'  >


Commonly known as: Broad-leaved silver holly.
Female, silver variegated
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'Atlas'

ILEX aquifolium 'Atlas'  >


Commonly known as: Common holly, English holly.
Male clone with dark green spiny leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'Bacciflava'

ILEX aquifolium 'Bacciflava'  >


Commonly known as: Yellow-fruited holly.
Female. Yellow berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'Ferox-Argentea'  AWARD

ILEX aquifolium 'Ferox-Argentea'  >


Commonly known as: Silver hedgehog-holly.
Male, creamy-white leaf margins on convoluted and puckered leaves with large spines
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each

ILEX aquifolium 'Golden van Tol'

ILEX aquifolium 'Golden van Tol'  >


Commonly known as: Common holly, English holly.
Female. Pyramidal habit, yellow edged foliage and orange berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol'  AWARD

ILEX aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol'  >


Commonly known as: Common holly, English holly.
Female. Dark but almost spineless green leaves and red fruits
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'  AWARD

ILEX aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'  >


Commonly known as: Common holly.
Self-fertile, narrowly conical, upright, female form
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX aquifolium 'Silver Queen'  AWARD

ILEX aquifolium 'Silver Queen'  >


Commonly known as: Common holly, English holly.
Male. Cream-edged leaf
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'  >


Commonly known as: Topal holly.
Small leaves, bronze at first. Turning yellow in summer. Red berries in autumn
£15.00 each
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ILEX crenata 'Golden Gem'   AWARD

ILEX crenata 'Golden Gem'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese holly.
Compact shrub with attractive yellowish leaves in winter and spring
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX x koehneana 'Chestnut Leaf'  AWARD

ILEX x koehneana 'Chestnut Leaf'  >


Commonly known as: Holly.
Purple new growth and thick leathery green leaves edged with spiny teeth. Red fruits
£15.00 each
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ILEX x meserveae 'Blue Prince'  AWARD

ILEX x meserveae 'Blue Prince'  >


Commonly known as: Blue holly.
Male form with foliage so dark it appears blue in winter
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX x meserveae 'Blue Princess'  AWARD

ILEX x meserveae 'Blue Princess'  >


Commonly known as: Blue holly.
Female. Free- berrying form of the above
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX mutchagara

ILEX mutchagara  >


Commonly known as: Holly.
Female. Dense upright branching habit with smallish green leaves. Although a rare species it makes a good windbreak
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX perado subsp. platyphylla

ILEX perado subsp. platyphylla  >


Commonly known as: Canary Island holly, Madeira holly.
very large leathery leaves, stems often black. An excellent coastal hedging plant
£14.50 each
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ILEX spinigera

ILEX spinigera  >


Commonly known as: Persian holly.
Female. Undulating and deeply spined leaves, orange-red berries
Multibuy Any 3+ £11 each
£13.50 each
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ILEX verticillata

ILEX verticillata  >


Commonly known as: Black alder, Holly, Winterberry.
deciduous shrub with good yellow autumn colour and bright red fruits. Plants supplied not sexed..
£17.50 each
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