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EvergreenOvate, puckered leaves 3-7cm (1¼-3in) long with a few marginal spiny teeth.
HedgeIdeal for hedgingSuitable for a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-winds
Tall ShrubBroad, upright shrub with purple branches. Berries sparsely.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sunFor best leaf colour.
ILEX aquifolium 'Golden van Tol'
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowWildlife plant - birds, insectsPests & 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)Gold 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
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyButterfly friendly