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Ilex × altaclerensis ‘Golden King’

Wilsonii holly

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread0.05m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades and green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ilex × altaclerensis ‘Golden King’ (Wilsonii holly). This bears oval, dark green leaves, mottled grey-green with yellow edges. Produces sparse, red-brown fruit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Holly

Origin

Hybrid between I.aquifolium and I.perado

Interest and use

Hedging, mixed bed. Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions. Specimen plant.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • 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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