Ilex x meserveae 'Monnieves' PP #21,941
Pronunciation: I-leks MESS-erv-ay
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Pollenizer, Compact Form|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Lily of the Valley (Pieris); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Magnolia (Magnolia)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Holly 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.|
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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.