Blue Girl Holly
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||I-leks MESS-erv-ay|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A pollenizer, such as Blue Boy Holly, is needed to enjoy the spectacular berries of Blue Girl. Makes a perfect foundation plant, backdrop, hedge or screen. Bright red berries look gorgeous under snowfall. Use to soften unsightly corners of fences or buildings, or plant at the back of shrub and perennial borders for reliable year round foliage. Perfect for holiday crafts.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Blue Boy Holly is a must companion plant in order for Blue Girl to set her lovely, bright red berries. The European and Japanese parentage of Blue Girl lends itself to a variety of design styles. Plant with the red, silver and white colors of Flowering Quince, Peony, Japanese Maple and Flowering Cherry for an Asian look, or the blue and yellow colors of Lavender, Lilac, and Yarrow for a Continental style.|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9