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Castle Spire® Blue Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Hachfee' PP #14,310

Pronunciation: I-leks MESS-erv-ay
SKU #07495
5-7

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OVERVIEW
Description Excellent selection with bright red berries, dark glossy foliage, vigorous growth and branching habit on a compact, narrow, pyramidal form. Thrives in damp soil; native to swampy and boggy areas. Great for borders, screens, hedges, foundation plantings. Plant with Ilex Castle Wall™ for good berry production.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous
Mature Size Reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Plant where a formal, narrow columnar effect is desired. Growth habit is quite similar to a Hicks yew, and it can be used in the same way, making a great hedge, or foundation plant.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
CARE
Care Very adaptable to most soils; thrives even in wet, boggy areas. Feed in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer for trees and shrubs. Protect from harsh winter wind and sun in cold (Zone 5) climates. Requires a male pollenizer to produce berries. Prune to shape immediately after flowering.
HISTORY
Lore Humane Society of America notes that Ilex berries can produce a toxic reaction if consumed by pets.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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