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EvergreenLeaves 3-4cm (to 1½in) long.
HedgeIdeal for hedgingSuitable for a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-winds
Tall ShrubSlow-growing. Purple young shoots. Small, cream-coloured flowers
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
ILEX aquifolium 'Ferox-Argentea'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowNot a reliable pollinator.Pests & DiseasesScale insects, leaf miners.Place of originWestern and southern Europe, northern Africa, western Asia.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with more shelter
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver variegated
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil