A prickly evergreen producing abundant berries in the Winter. A steady grower which holds up well in windy and exposed areas. Likes both wet and dry, shady and exposed sites. Can also be used for hedging. Expect a height of 4m after 10 years, 6m after 20 years and a final height of 20m.
If you are interested in older and taller holly trees then click ORNAMENTAL HOLLY (opens in a new window)
Holly Berries for Ilex aquifoliumAlthough both sexes of plant produce flowers, it is only the female plant that produce berries. Roughly 80% of the Ilex aquifolium bushes we sell online are female.
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Feeding Or Fertilizing
This is a task that can easily be over done. Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £1000 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Do I Need To Stake My Shrubs?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Shrubs
All our shrubs are UK grown and not allowed to holiday overseas to ensure we can stand by this statement.
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