Castle Wall® Blue Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Heckenstar' PP #14,308

This new compact male Blue Holly has lustrous foliage and superior branching to older varieties. An ideal pollenizer for Castle Spire™ Holly; one plant will enable berry production for several female plants. Attractive winter foliage. Pyramidal form is ideal for hedge or foundation plantings.
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5 - 7

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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityReaches 5 to 8 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Landscape UseGreen Wall, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, 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 FeaturePollenizer, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Very adaptable; thrives even in wet, boggy soils, both light and heavy. Fertilize in early spring with a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Prune after flowering. Protect from harsh winter wind in northern zones.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 7

Your climate may be too cold for this plant