Evergreen shrub, more regular growth than Ilex Aquifolium, compact and narrowly pyramidal. Very suitable to be trained into a half standard tree. Leaves: leathery lanceolate, 3-7 cm long, 1-2 cm wide with undulate and spiny margins, vivid, dark green on the upper side and paler green underneath. Numerous small, creamy-white flowers at the axil of each leaf in April. Fruit: female form producing numerous berries every year which in June begin to turn bright red and last until the end of March.
Latin Name: Ilex Aquifolium ‘Alaska’
English Name: Holly ‘Alaska’
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: White Flowers; Red Fruit.
Flowering Period: April.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade or Full Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Small gardens. Planting in pots. Planting on its own. Groups. Clipped hedges. Shrubland and woods. Natural flowering hedges.
Maintenance: Cane be pruned in late winter or early spring.
Growth Habit: Bushy.
Growth Speed: Medium.
Final Height: 4 m – 8 m (13.1 ft – 26.2 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 3 m – 5 m (9.8 ft – 16.4 ft)
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