Ilex (Holly) x koehneana

Ilex (Holly) x koehneana


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Ilex x koehneana is also known as Chestnut Leaf Holly because of the hugely attractive foliage, which, unlike conventional holly, has smooth, flat leaves, the spines resembling prickly scalloping along the leaf margins. Highly decorative, this robust, evergreen shrub produces tiny white flowers in May and, if a female plant, red berries in autumn.

This fast-growing holly can be cultivated as a small tree, with bushy, arching branches in a pyramidal form over time. 

Pot size: 3L

* Please note the markings on the leaves shown here are due to recent rain, not a new variegation! *

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: Chestnut Leaf 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.