Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

broad-leaved silver holly (female)

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7 lt pot (1-1.5m) £79.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' broad-leaved silver holly (female): A beautiful berry-producing holly

  • 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

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    Masses of bright red berries in autumn to winter and lustrous, spiny, silver-margined, dark green leaves, purplish-pink when young. This splendid holly makes an excellent, evergreen specimen tree for a sunny, medium-sized garden. It's particularly suitable for urban or coastal sites since it copes well with pollution and salt-laden air. The stems are ideal for floral arrangements.

  • Garden care: To guarantee berries it's necessary to plant a male holly nearby. 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.

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Red berries all year round

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Purchased in November. Pristine and healthy plant with lots of berries and beautiful shiny variegated leaves. 8 months later it's put on a good bit of growth; has had red berries on it the entire time; and looks really healthy. It was definitely worth getting the 7 litre pot rather than the 2 litre pot. My gardener explained that the plant needed regular watering for the first few months- and when I followed this advice it stopped the red berries pinging off.

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