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EvergreenGlossy, dark-greenish-blue leaves 4.5-6cm (1¾-2½in) long.
Tall ShrubDense, erect to spreading shrub. Purplish-green stems.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
ILEX x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowWildlife plant - birds, insectsPests & DiseasesScale insects, leaf miners.Place of originGarden origin (I. aquifolium x I. rugosa)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Blue
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 friendly