Honey Maid Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Honey Maid' PP #12,060

SKU
03115
Uniquely patterned blue-green leaves have a creamy-white leaf margin and are complemented by red berries in winter. Great for the mixed shrub border, as a hedge or easily maintained as a foundation plant. Plant with a male holly such as Blue Prince or Castle Wall™ nearby to ensure berry set. Evergreen.
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Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityGrows into a pyramidal shrub 8 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen
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 FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Magnolia (Magnolia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia)

Prefers moist, well-drained, rich, slightly acidic soils but highly adaptable. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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