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Variegated English Holly

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Pronunciation: I-leks a-kwi-FO-li-um ar-JEN-te-o mar-jeh-NAH-tuh
SKU #04260

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Description Popular selection with shiny, dark-green leaves edged with creamy-white margins. Pyramidal grower brightens winter gardens with showy red berries. Plant a male English holly nearby as a pollenizer for berry set.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate grower to 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas Remember, for this female plant to produce luscious red berries, it needs a male pollinator. Ideal for holiday decorations, its creamy variegated leaf is a great accent that brightens the whole plant. Grow as an immense shrub or prune off the lower branches for a charming accent tree. Its pyramidal form is particularly beautiful as a specimen in snow country. Makes a great privacy screen and prickly enough to discourage intruders.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Care Grows well in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Shelter from wind in hot, dry regions. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish n extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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