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Ilex aquifolium var. pendula

Holly

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  • Ilex aquifolium var. pendula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ilex aquifolium var. pendula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height10m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite yellow
  • Leaf ColourVery glossy, deep green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Ilex aquifolium var. pendula (Holly). Has deep green leaves with red fruit.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Southern Europe and Northern Africa

Interest and use

Hedging. Winter interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Ilex aquifolium var. pendula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Ilex aquifolium var. pendula | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Watch out for holly aphid and holly leaf miner.

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