200 Common Holly Hedging Evergreen Plants, Ilex aquifolium 25-35cm in P9 Pots
200 Holly / Ilex Aquifolium Plants 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.
Common Name: Common holly
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry
Spacing: 3 Plants Per Metre
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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