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EvergreenNarrowly elliptic, entire to few-spined, bright green leaves 6-8cm (2½-3in) long.
Tall ShrubOr small tree with yellow-green stems. Produces abundant bright red berries
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
ILEX aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowUltimate size in 20-50 years. Form of the native holly. Wildlife plant - birds, insects. Conical form can be maintained into maturity by trimming.Pests & DiseasesScale insects, leaf minersPlace of originGarden origin
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with more shelterSuitable for small gardens
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 soilModerately fertile, humus-rich
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyButterfly friendly