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ILEX aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

Commonly known as Common holly, English holly

  • Evergreen
    Broadly ovate, spiny leaves 3.5-8cm (1¾-3in) long.
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-winds
  • Tree
    slow growing. Purple stems.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    For best leaf colour.
  • Partial shade

ILEX aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£14.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £12 each
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. 'Silver King'. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, leaf miners.
    Place of origin
    Western and southern Europe, northern Africa, western Asia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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