Ilex aquifolium (Holly) Silver Queen

Ilex aquifolium (Holly) Silver Queen AGM


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This variegated variety of our native Holly, Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen, is highly decorative and produces attractive, pink-tinted new growth. It is also a very robust and useful garden plant, producing red berries and providing, if required, tough, animal-proof hedging. To confirm this excellence, it has received the RHS's Award of Garden Merit.

The evergreen foliage is attractively spiny with a glossy appearance and can be cultivated as a small tree or regularly clipped hard as a dense shrub or hedge. The female form will set masses of red berries if pollinated by a male form. The berries also feed thrushes in the winter or can be cut for natural Christmas decorations.

Pot size: 3L

Please note, larger sizes may be available in store. Do give us a call on 01993 823117 before visiting, to check we have it in stock for you.

Common Name: Common Holly, English Holly

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 600cm x 500cm (can be hard pruned)

Foliage: Evergreen

Preferred Soil Type: Fertile, humus-rich soil; thrives in limey, chalky soils

Aspect: Any aspect

Flowering Period: Tiny white blooms in May