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Blue Boy Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Boy'

Pronunciation: I-leks MESS-erv-ay
SKU #04508
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A handsome shrub with glossy, deep blue-green leaves and purple stems. Ideal as a landscape accent, or planted in groups as a dense hedge or screen. The x meserveae species is the hardiest of the hollies. An excellent pollenizer for Blue Girl Holly; this male holly pollenizer will not produce berries. Evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Pollenizer
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Accent
Design Ideas This Holly's foliage makes a perfect backdrop for light-colored plants. Plant as single specimen (gorgeous under snowfall) or line it up for a reliably dense hedge. Use to soften unsightly corners of fences or buildings, or plant at the back of shrub and perennial borders for reliable year-round foliage. Leave unsheared to attain full height and width for screens or to disguise utilities.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)
CARE
Care Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
HISTORY
Lore Holly was always considered a mystical plant in ancient Europe because it was a rare broadleaf that retained its foliage through winter. It came to represent the spirit of the vegetation and thus was common to cut for the winter solstice, hence our holiday decorating traditions.

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