Blue Princess Holly
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Pronunciation: I-leks MESS-erv-ay
|Description||Showy, bright red berries on purple stems embellish the dense, blue-green foliage from fall through winter. Partner with a male blue holly pollenizer such as Blue Prince for a prolific berry set. An excellent hedge plant or foundation shrub. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This Holly's unique, blue green foliage and purple stems create a lovely backdrop for white and silver colored plants. Plant as a single specimen or line it up for a reliably dense hedge. 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. Leave unsheared to attain full height and width for screens or to disguise utilities.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Magnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)|
|Care||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.|
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