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20 Common Holly Hedging Evergreen Plants, Ilex aquifolium 25-35cm in P9 Pots

£37.99

20 European Holly / Ilex Aquifolium plants 15-25 CM in 9CM pots

 

 

Ilex aquifolium (Holly, or European Holly to distinguish it from related species) is a species of holly native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia.

Growing Details

Common Name: holly/european holly
Genus: Ilex
Species: aquifolium
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry
Height: 2000cm
Spread: 800cm
Spacing: 3 Plants Per Metre

Description

An evergreen tree growing to 10-25 m tall and 40-80 cm (rarely 1 m or more) trunk diameter, with smooth grey bark. The leaves are 5-12 cm long and 2-6 cm broad, variable in shape; on young plants and low branches, with three to five sharp spines on each side, pointing alternately upward and downward; on higher branches of older trees with few or no spines except for the leaf tip, often entire.

The flowers are white, four-lobed, and pollinated by bees. The fruit is a red berry 6-10 mm diameter, containing four pits; although mature in late autumn, they are very bitter so are rarely touched by birds until late winter after frost has made them softer and more palatable.

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  1. Holly hedging 5

    Posted by Chris Peat on 12th Dec 2018

    Good value, prompt despatch and delivery, good quality plants, well packed. Nothing not to like. I've used this site before and will do so again.

  2. Good quality holly plants 4

    Posted by Brocky on 17th Nov 2017

    The plants arrived promptly and were packed carefully. None of them were damaged, they were as described on-line and they appeared to be in very good condition. Would definitely buy them again.