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Ilex aquifolium ‘Flavescens’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A striking holly, Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' has dark green leaves suffused with canary-yellow and golden variegation. In this winter time the leaves can also be tinged plum purple after a frost although they revert back to their standard colour later in the year.

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' is a female holly and when established can bear lred fruit in late autumn / winter.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Large shrub with a densely branching, cone-like habit once established.
Height: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' is a female form, and requires a nearby male holly to fruit well.

Plant Finder: about Ilex aquifolium ‘Flavescens’

Common names

Moonlight holly


Ilex aquifolium ‘Flavescens’ (Moonlight holly). Dark green leaves with yellow marks last the whole year round when grown in good light. Bears ample, red fruit.


Lasts all year-round when provided with good light.

Interest and use

Hedging. Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ilex aquifolium ‘Flavescens’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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