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ILEX aquifolium

Commonly known as Common holly, English holly, Hulver bush

  • Evergreen
    Elliptic or ovate, glossy, dark-green leaves 5-10cm (2-4in) long. Leaves may be entire, wavy, spine-toothed or with spiny margins.
  • Height
    To 25m (82ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Tree or dense shrub. Usually erect or pyramidal. Long-lasting red, rarely orange or yellow berries.
  • Tree
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ILEX aquifolium

 
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pot grown individually £12.00 each , 10+ £11.00 each 
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    When pollinated
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Important as cover for small birds. Food for birds, holly blue butterfly caterpillars, moths. Makes a good hedge.
    Medicinal properties
    Holly leaves have diuretic properties and were also used in prescriptions for coughs and bronchitis.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, leaf miners.
    Place of origin
    Western and southern Europe, northern Africa, western Asia.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile, humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
    Conical
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
    Butterfly friendly
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 25m (82ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

Buy Varieties of ILEX aquifolium

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ILEX aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

ILEX aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Broad-leaved silver holly

female, silver variegated

 
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£15.00 each 
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ILEX aquifolium 'Bacciflava'

ILEX aquifolium 'Bacciflava'

Yellow-fruited holly

female. Yellow berries

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £14.00 each
£15.00 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -
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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

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £14.00 each
£15.00 each 
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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

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £14.00 each
£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.
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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

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £14.00 each
£15.00 each 
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Useful extras...

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
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