Ilex (Holly) Ferox Argentea, detail of foliage

Ilex (Holly) Ferox Argentea


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Known as Silver Hedgehog Holly, Ilex aquifolium Ferox Argentea is an attractively variegated variety of our native Holly with extremely prickly spines on the leaves and leaf margins. Highly decorative, this robust, evergreen shrub produces pink-tinted new growth and tiny white flowers in May. (Autumn berries only appear on the female plant). 

This holly can be cultivated as a small tree or clipped hard to form a dense shrub or hedge.

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: Silver Hedgehog Holly

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 400-800cm x 250-400cm in 20-50 years (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., female plants produce red berries. Our current crop of this shrub is male.