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


40 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
Spacing3 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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  1. Good strong plants 5

    Posted by Richard Walker on 23rd Feb 2018

    Arrived very quickly. Not damaged and very strong looking plants