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Blue Girl Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl'

Pronunciation: I-leks MESS-erv-ay
SKU #04510
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Hardiest of the hollies! Handsome hedge or specimen displays a profusion of bright red berries fall through winter. Use Blue Boy Holly as a pollenizer for berry set. Displays dense, blue green foliage throughout the year.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
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, Privacy Screen
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-green
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.
CARE
Care 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.

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