Blue Girl Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl'

SKU
04510
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.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlue 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

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