Little Rascal® Holly (Male)

Ilex x meserveae 'Mondo'

SKU
4535
This extremely cold hardy, beautiful little evergreen shrub provides outstanding low growing bright green foliage with excellent, dense branching and deep purple winter color. A great choice for a low-maintenance garden. The dense, compact form has a rounded shape fitting nicely in today's landscapes. Useful as a pollenizer for female blue hollies.
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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
LoreHolly was named Ilex after a prickly leaf European oak, Quercus ilex. Holly and oaks were both sacred plants to the ancient Celts who honored holly for retaining its foliage through winter. It was believed that the spirits of vegetation were strongest in evergreen plants and therefore brought into homes for winter blessings from nature.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous spring flowers; prized for foliage and as a pollinizer.
Design IdeasThis beautiful little holly provides outstanding low growing bright green foliage to gardens. Size makes it a problem solver for small gardens needing a solid evergreen structural shrub. Excellent for neatening up the front of shrub borders and foundation planting. Use in irregular groups for naturalistic planting schemes or line up as an informal edging. Ideal for pots and troughs and raised planters.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Pollenizer, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureEasy Care Plant

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.

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