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Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

English holly (male)

Eventual height & spread

Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Queen'

English holly (male)

  • available to order from late autumn
  • 3 litre pot
  • £19.99 £16.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spiny, lustrous, dark green leaves with broad, creamy-white margins on dark purple stems. Contrary to expectations this slow-growing, variegated, evergreen holly is a 'male' variety that doesn't produce any berries. An attractive specimen tree for small, sunny gardens, particularly those in urban or coastal areas.
  • Garden care: Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning - remove diseased or misplaced branches in spring. Trim plants grown as formal hedges in late summer. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.