Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Deer Resistant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:I-leks a-kwi-FO-li-um
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Pyramidal
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasAdd interest to your winter garden and have a fresh supply of holiday greenery for wreaths and garlands. The golden edged foliage will add a special glow. The English Holly is very shade tolerant and will add light and interest to a woodland understory or a sunny wildlife garden.
Companion PlantsCombine in a woodland understory with large leaf Hostas and Heucheras and blooming Astilbe and Fumewort. The purple foliage of Barberry, Smoke Tree and Ninebark contrast nicely with the golden variegation.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
I. aquafolium is native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. Western cultures use English Holly as a traditional Chrismas decoration, especially in wreaths. The wood is hard and very light. Traditionally it has been used to make the white chess pieces, while ebony was used to make the black. Ingestion of berries on the female varieties may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea in humans, but is an important food source for birds.