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Emerald Magic® Meserve Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'WillEmer'

SKU
01488
A cold-hardy, male holly with a dense habit and small, glossy, blue-green leaves. The evergreen foliage takes on a burgundy tint during the winter months. Naturally forms a tidy, compact, rounded shape that seldom needs pruning. Excellent for foundation plantings and low hedges.
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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInsignificant; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Pollenizer, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (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 first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Pruning is generally unnecessary but may be done in late winter to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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