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Blue Maid Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Maid'

SKU
04567
An exceptionally hardy, vigorous, broadleaf evergreen with snag-free, purple-green holly foliage that is well-suited for use along walkways or border plantings. This dense, bushy cultivar with bright red berries and purple stems provides a classic holly look. Partner with a male blue holly pollenizer such as Blue Prince for a prolific berry set.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasGet the fruit and pollinator in one pot for a perfect foundation plant, backdrop, hedge or screen. Plant as a single specimen that is gorgeous under snowfall, or line it up to create a 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. Perfect for holiday crafts.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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