Ilex Aquifolium. Common Holly. Cone Shape.
The Ilex Aquifolium more commonly known as Holly is a medium sized evergreen tree or shrub.
Slow growing it has glossy green prickly leaves 5-8cm long leathery in texture. Insignificant small white flowers are followed berries which become bright red around mid November. Commonly associated with Christmas it is low maintenance and hardy throughout the UK.
Grown and shaped into a cone it gives a striking effect when next to a doorway or pathway especially at Christmas, and it is equally suited to growing in the open ground or in planters. One of the few native UK evergreen trees.
These trees are exceptional quality and full of berries. Photos 1-5 show some of the actual Holly Trees in stock now. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.
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ILEX AQUIFOLIUM. Common Holly. Cone Shape.
Latin Name: Ilex Aquifolium.
Common Name: Common Holly, English Holly.
Origin: Western and Southern Europe, Northwest Africa, Southwest Asia.
Hardiness: Completely hardy in the UK.
Growth: Evergreen. Slow growing medium size tree or shrub. Cone Shape. Glossy green prickly leaves. Bright red berries on female plants from mid Nov. Excellent container plant. Can be variegated.
Sun: Full sun/shade.
Soil: Any. Well drained. Very adaptable.
Moisture: Water regularly. Tolerates drought.
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