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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

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Pot Size: 9cm

Plant Height (Inc. Pot): 20-30cm

Characteristics: Tall evergreen shrub, variegated dark green leaves, red berries in autumn, upright habit, suitable as hedges and in borders

Growth & Spread: Height 3m - 4m, Spread 1.5m - 2m

Flourishing Season: Flourishes throughout the year, flowering in May - June, fruits in autumn

Water & Maintenance: Average watering required, low maintenance shrubs

Ilex Argentea Marginata is a medium-sized tall evergreen shrub with broad-leaved bushy habit, suitable for hedges and borders. Also known as the Silver-Margined Holly, this bushy shrub makes an excellent and handsome evergreen specimen tree that takes conical or pyramidal shape as it matures. Its variegated dark-green leaves and showy red fruits provide year-round interest. This Holly is a highly decorative plant that can brighten up shady corners.

It produces spiny and lustrous, dark-green leaves decorated with cream-silver edges. The leaves are tinged in pink when they emerge as young. In spring, small female white flowers are borne that are inconspicuous. In the presence of a male plant nearby, Silver-Margined Holly will produce masses of bright red berries in autumn that will persist into winter.

Ilex Silver-Margined Holly is an easy to grow shrub that requires low maintenance. Plant it in a moist and fertile soil that is well-drained. It prefers sunny position although it will perform well even in partial shade. Variegated Marginata performs its best in full sunlight.

It is important to have a male holly in the vicinity of Holly to produce berries. This plant can tolerate pruning very well although it requires only a little pruning, only to make great shapes for hedging. Simply remove any damaged branches in spring or summer. Trim the plant will help in keeping its shape compact.

Since Silver-Margined Holly is tolerant of urban pollution and coastal winds, it is suitable for city gardens and coastal garden. Its leaves are ideal for floral arrangements. It is widely used as a popular hedging and border plant that is tall, bushy and is evergreen throughout the year.

 

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