Blue Princess Holly
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - 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; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban 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||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Magnolia (Magnolia); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley (Pieris); 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