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Castle Spire® Blue Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Hachfee' PP #14,310

SKU
07495
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.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
LoreHumane Society of America notes that Ilex berries can produce a toxic reaction if consumed by pets.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 8 to 12 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous blooms produce bright red berries in fall and winter.
Design IdeasPlant 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Green Wall, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureOrnamental Berries, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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