Gold Coast® English Holly
Ilex aquifolium 'Monvila'
|Description||A small evergreen shrub that holds many branches of dense, small, toothy, dark green leaves heavily edged in bright golden yellow. This male form has no berries but will act as a pollenizer for other female English holly varieties. Use to brighten the landscape as a hedge, foundation plant, or landscape accent.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Add interest to your winter garden and have a fresh supply of holiday greenery for wreaths and garlands. The golden-edged foliage will add a special glow. The English Holly is very shade tolerant and will add light and interest to a woodland understory or a sunny wildlife garden.|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Peony (Paeonia); Astilbe (Astilbe); Camellia (Camellia)|
|Care||Grows well in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Shelter from wind and harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot, dry regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.