Ilex - Holly - Aquifolium "Ferox Argentea" - 50-60cm
Also know as English Holly and Christmas Holly.
Genuine hedgehog holly, with Lot's prickles on every leaf - quite possibly burglar proof!.
The shiny leaves have a creamy white edge and spines not only on the leaf margins but also on the leaf surface too.
This will create a very dense, prickly evergreen hedge, which is shade tolerant, retaining the bright variegation even in the shade.
It also looks great on its own at the back of the border or in a pot too!
- Flower Colour: White
- Flower Type: Single
- Flowering Month: May, June
- Soil Type: Acid, Heavy clay, Light sandy, Normal
- Aspect: Sun, Shade, Partial Shade
- Hardiness- Hardy
- Award: AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
- Foliage Type: Evergreen
- Foliage Colour: Green, Silver/grey, Variegated
- Height after 10 years 6-8 ft
- Special Attributes: Berries or fruit, Architectural, Bee friendly
- Uses: Creating a screen, Formal Hedging, Low maintenance, Wall and fences
Supplied in a 17cm by 13xm pot - Approx 50-60cm tall
Ilex Ferox Argentea is also a self fertile variety of Ilex.
Produces glossy red berries that are retained into winter.