One of the tallest evergreen hedging plants we sell. Its pointy leaves are good at keeping out intruders.
Common English Holly is a medium-sized evergreen tree, which grows slowly when young, but speeds up a little as it matures. Its dark, glossy green, wave-shaped leaves are edged with spines and are a popular decoration at Christmas when combined with its seasonal red berries. Resilient against even the most extreme British weather, they bring rich colours to your garden throughout the year.
All of our Hedging Plants allow you to style your garden in a range of different ways, not just because of their varied colours, but also because of the way you choose to trim and maintain them. Prune them regularly to achieve a neat, clean form, or let them bush-out a little to create a more natural appearance. Whether you’re using a hedge to give your garden some privacy, or as protection from the weather, road and noise pollution, you’ll want to choose a plant that complements the rest of your garden’s visual appearance. All of our Hedging Plants have evergreen foliage – giving you some pleasant greenery to look at all-year-round.
Latin Name: Ilex Aquifolium
English Name: Common English Holly, Common Holly, English Holly, Holm, Hulm, Hulst, Hulver
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: White Flowers and Red Berries.
Flowering Period: Flowers in Spring/Summer. Berries in Autumn/Winter.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Privacy Screening. Security Screening. Rock Gardens. Courtyard styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in the early-spring. Protect against Aphids, Scale Insects and Holly Leaf Blight.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub
Growth Speed: Medium (30cm to 60cm per year).
Starting Height: 40cm to 300cm (1.3 ft to 9.8 ft)
Final Height: 900cm (29.5 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 25cm to 150cm (0.8 ft to 4.9 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 600cm (19.7 ft)
Pot Included: 10 Litre Plastic Pot to 130 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 63cm to 375cm (2.1 ft to 12.3 ft)
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