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Ilex × altaclerensis

Wilsonii holly

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  • Ilex × altaclerensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ilex × altaclerensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height5m to 12m
  • Spread3m to 8m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourVariegated dark green

Description

Ilex × altaclerensis (Wilsonii holly). This is a hardy species producing good evergreen foliage with small berries. They will need well drained soil and protection from strong winds. The tree will tolerate alkaline soils, with sun or shade; they will perform better in the sun but remember to give them ample water. The leaves are large, broad and dark green. The berries are bright red.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Highclere holly, Holly

Origin

Hybrid between I.aquifolium and I.perado

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to early winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf miners

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