China Boy® Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Mesdob'

SKU
04520
Vigorous grower makes an ideal hedge or low screen. Its dense branching habit takes shearing well, displays deep green lustrous foliage. This male variety does not produce berries; it will provide pollen to enable berry set on nearby female hollies.Works well for borders, hedges, and screening. Evergreen.
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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis pollenizer will serve many China Girl Holly females. It is excellent hedge material and a perfect candidate for formal gardens. Its dense habit takes oval or pyramidal forms. If left unsheared, it makes an ideal screen for planting strips between driveways, where it can take reflected heat and reduce glare.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Pollenizer, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

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