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Ilex aquifolium

To collect for free from Sandra Clarvis

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100cm × 100cm

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Plant Finder: about Ilex aquifolium

Common names

English holly, Christmas holly, Hulver bush, Holly


Ilex aquifolium (English holly). This species will produce evergreen foliage and small berries. They will grow well in rich, acidic soil that is well drained. The leaves are normally spiny dark green, The berries will range in colour from red to creamy white. The leaves are normally spiny and dark green.


Watch out for the thorns.

Interest and use

Hedging. Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Ilex aquifolium | Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20
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