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Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’

Yellow-berried holly

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height10m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green yellow variegated
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ilex aquifolium ‘Bacciflava’ (Yellow-berried 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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Holly

Origin

Southern Europe and Northern Africa

Interest and use

Hedging. Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You can grow in moist well-drained moderately fertile humus-rich soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for aphids, scale insects and leaf minors.

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