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Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A female cultivar of Ilex x meserveae, which is similar to 'Blue Prince' with striking purple-green young shoots and glossy blue-green leaves and being female, it also has an abundance of shining red fruits in autumn. These fruit are eye-catching and stand out well against the dark foliage.

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' is an ornamental fruiting plant suitable for gardens of most sizes.

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

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Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Eventually a large, densely branching shrub.
Height: 3 m (10 ft).
Spread: 3 m (10 ft).

Notes: Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' is a female form and requires a nearby male holly to fruit well. Ilex x meservae 'Blue Prince' is the ideal companion!

Plant Finder: about Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’

Common names



Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ (Holly). Has small, oval, wavy leaves with profuse, red fruit.


Watch out for the thorns.

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Ilex × meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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