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Blue Princess Holly

Blue Princess Holly
Ilex meserveae 'Blue Princess'
6' to 8' high and 6' to 8' wide.
Partial shade
Spiny blue-green leaves that are stiff and shiny. Tiny white flowers give way to red berries in late fall. Needs Blue Prince for polination to make berries.

Blue Prince Holly

Blue Prince Holly
Ilex meserveae 'Blue Prince'
6' to 8' high and 6' to 8' wide.
Partial shade
Spiny blue-green leaves that are stiff and shiny. Tiny white flowers polinate the Blue Princess for berries. One Prince can take care of several Princesses.

Japanese Holly

Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Northern Beauty'
3' to 5' high and 3' to 5' wide.
Full sun/partial shade
Small, oval, dense evergreen foliage. Dense growth makes good hedge.

Hollies have become associated with the Christmas season because of the round red berries with the shiny red pointed leaves that are visible even with a covering of white snow. They are an evergreen shrub that holds on to their dark green leaves and berries through the winter while other shrubs lose their leaves or at least change colors. They are a slow growing shrub with dark thick branches. The leaves are stiff and shiny, tipped with several sharp points. They require both a male and female plant to make the berries. One male can pollinate 6 to 8 female plants. It only has to be in the vicinity. Some plant them as a hedge, inserting a male in the center.

Now for the exception. There is a family of Hollies that are not covered with the pointed leaves. They have small oval leaves similar to boxwoods. They are still evergreen, keeping their leaves all winter, but they don't produce the red berries. They make nice hedges or accent shrubs and can be easily pruned to size and shape. They are more suited to friendly hedges and pathways. They are Japanese Hollies and we have the variety Northern Beauty here at the nursery.



Quantities on some of these Hollies are very limited.
If you are looking for a particular variety,
ask us, because we may have it even if it is not in the sale.

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