Holly (Ilex) is a sturdy evergreen shrub with spiny foliage. It is an eye catching plant which works as a distinctive hedge, or even as an individual specimen tree or topiary.
There are several varieties either with plain or variegated leaves, which can be complemented by white flowers followed by traditional red berries if there is a mixture of male and female plants. As a plant commonly associated with winter, the leaves and berries can serve numerous uses during the colder months. For example, they make for very interesting decorations around the house. This does not mean that they are only good for the winter however; the white flowers which bloom in the spring and summer mean that Holly hedging plants look good all year round.
Holly is an easy plant to take care of and can be planted in moist well drained soil, regardless of whether its Ph is alkaline or acidic. It requires very little maintenance, just a trim during the summer, and healthy plants can be expected to grow approximately 15-30cms per year. With its distinctive leaves and berries, Holly makes for a welcome sight in most gardens, and one which is wildlife friendly and colourful. As a hedge plant, Holly is attractive but has spiky leaves, making it ideal as a secure border to gardens.
Hopes Grove is a family owned nursery, with years of experience in growing a range of beautiful plants for delivery in the UK. We offer a range of Holly plants so that no matter the size or demand of your project, you can get achieve it with our help.
Check out our range of Holly plants below or contact a member of our staff for more details.
White flowers followed by red berries make a fantastic show against the deep blue green leaf colour of Ilex Meservae Blue Princess. Makes an excellent dense hedge.
Ilex x Altaclerensis Golden King makes a colourful and attractive hedge with its green leaf surronded by bright golden edging. A female cultivar. Shade tolerant.
A traditional hedge very popular due to its dense impenetrable yet attractive nature. Ilex Aquifolium has tiny white flowers and red berries on females plants. All are seed grown.
An really pretty holly Ilex Argentea Marginata is a female form with creamy margins on green leaves and bright red berries. This variety can be planted in coastal areas.
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