ILEX

Commonly known as Holly

Another member of the Christmas trinity with Ivy and Fir.

Another essential for the garden, either as a specimen, a backdrop to other plantings or even in a container for a few sprigs for a seasonal arrangement.

Gaudy golds, less showy silvers and subtle dark greens and berries in red, black, occasionally white, orange or yellow.

Genus of over 400 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and, rarely, climbers, from woodland in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions.

The native, I. aquifolium is a small tree of mysticism and magic, a protector of the house from evil and lightning and provider of timber for the finest woodwork.

 

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their foliage and berries. Simple leaves may have entire, spiny or spine-toothed margins. Both sexes needed to produce fruits. One male to five females is recommended. Wildlife plant. Birds, butterflies, moths.
    Place of origin
    Tropical, subtropical and temperate regions worldwide
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Butterfly friendly

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ILEX x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia'

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia'

Highclere holly

pyramidical habit with purple stems and scarlet fruit. Leaves have few spines and are a glossy dark shiny green

 
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ILEX x altaclerensis 'Golden King'

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Golden King'

Highclere holly

female, gold edged leaf

 
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ILEX x altaclerensis 'Hodginsii'

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Hodginsii'

Highclere holly

vigorous and small red berries

 
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ILEX x altaclerensis 'Wilsonii'

ILEX x altaclerensis 'Wilsonii'

Holly

compact grower, scarlet berries

 
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ILEX aquifolium

ILEX aquifolium

Common holly, English holly, Hulver bush

 
pot grown
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ILEX aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

ILEX aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Broad-leaved silver holly

female, silver variegated

 
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ILEX aquifolium 'Bacciflava'

ILEX aquifolium 'Bacciflava'

Yellow-fruited holly

female. Yellow berries

 
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ILEX aquifolium 'Ferox-Argentea'

ILEX aquifolium 'Ferox-Argentea'

Silver hedgehog-holly

male, creamy-white leaf margins on convoluted and puckered leaves with large spines

 
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ILEX aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol'

ILEX aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol'

Common holly, English holly

female. Dark but almost spineless green leaves and red fruits

 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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ILEX aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'

ILEX aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'

Common holly

self-fertile, narrowly conical, upright, female form

 
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ILEX aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

ILEX aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

Common holly, English holly

male. Cream-edged leaf

 
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ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

ILEX x attenuata 'Sunny Foster'

Topal holly

small leaves, bronze at first. Turning yellow in summer. Red berries in autumn

 
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ILEX corallina

ILEX corallina

Holly

(syn. centrochinensis) - slender pointed and serrated leaves with small red fruits

 
£15.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ILEX cornuta

ILEX cornuta

Horned holly

deep green spiny leaves.

 
£17.50  
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
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ILEX crenata 'Golden Gem'

ILEX crenata 'Golden Gem'

Japanese holly

compact shrub with attractive yellowish leaves in winter and spring

 
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Useful extras...

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