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Ilex aquifolium ‘Calypso’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An attractive variegated holly, propagated by ourselves from an unusual sport found on a holly hedge in the local village of Blackfordby and named after our cheerful Doberman 'Calypso'.

Ilex aquifolium 'Calypso' has dark stems and handsome, green and gold-splashed leaves and is particularly good at adding some colour to a winter garden.

Supplied Size: 3L container (25 - 30 cm tall, young plants)

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Ilex aquifolium  ‘Calypso’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ilex aquifolium  ‘Calypso’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£12.50

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Medium sized shrub with a branching, rounded habit once established.
Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Plant Finder: about Ilex aquifolium ‘Calypso’

Common names

Holly

Description

Ilex aquifolium ‘Calypso’ (Holly). This Holly has dark stems and green and gold-splashed foliage.

Cultivation

Grow in sun or shade, but deciduous plants and those with variegated foliage do best in sun or semi-shade. Hollies dislike being transplanted, but respond well to hard pruning and pollarding, which should be carried out in late spring. Watch out for the spines.

Interest and use

As a specimen tree, or for hedging.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ilex aquifolium  ‘Calypso’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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