Scallywag™ Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Monnieves' PP #21,941

SKU
02109
This robust sport of Little Rascal® Holly shares the same dense, rounded form, but has a more upright habit. The shiny dark green foliage takes on attractive purple-burgundy hue in the fall and winter. A wonderful foundation shrub with improved disease resistance. This male holly pollenizer will not produce berries. Evergreen.
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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 MaturitySlowly reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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 ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull 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 FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Pollenizer, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureLow Maintenance Hedge Plant

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

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