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EvergreenOblong to ovate, spine-toothed or entire leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
Tall ShrubCompact form. Produces few reddish brown berries ripening to red.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sunFor best leaf colour.
ILEX x altaclerensis 'Golden King'
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowUltimate size in 20-50 yearsPests & DiseasesScale insects, leaf miners.Place of originGarden origin. (I. aquifolium x I. perado).
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with more shelterSuitable for small gardens
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