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EvergreenOblong to elliptic, light green leaves 8-12cm (3-5in) long
Tall ShrubNarrowly conical shrub with olive-green twigs
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)
ILEX x koehneana 'Chestnut Leaf'
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowFemale form. I. aquifolium x I. latifolia. Large, red berries when pollinated by male. Wildlife plant - insects, birdsPests & DiseasesAphids (on young shoots), scale insects, leaf miners, Phytophthora root rotPlace of originGarden origin. France.
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