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GardenersDream Ilex Aquifolium Handsworth New Silver

  • £9.99
  • RRP £10.49
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  • Characteristics: A dense, evergreen shrub with mid-green, spiny leaves bearing creamy margins and white flowers followed by red berries.
  • Growth & Spread: Can reach an ultimate height of 4m-8m and spread of 2m-3m.
  • Period of Interest: Year round foliage interest. Small white flowers appear in May-July followed by red berries in Winter.
  • Water & Maintenance: Very robust plant that grows best in well-drained soil and in full to part sun.

Ilex Auquifolium Handsworth New Silver is a dense, evergreen silver variegated shrub with purple young shoots and spiny, mid-green leaves bearing creamy margins. This large, dashing holly makes an excellent hedge or specimen shrub to add structure and privacy to your garden. White, small flowers appear in Spring followed by brightly coloured organge-red winter berries which will stand out in startling contrast to its glossy, green foliage. Holly branches are often cut to add to Christmas decorations but remember that if you want the Ilex to show berries, to plant a male and female partner together.

Ideally this holly prefers full sun but will thrive nearly as well in part sun. Although it tolerates a wide range of environments and soil types, it prefers well drained, loamy soils. It is quite slow growing but will get quite large if left unpruned so prune it quite hard if you prefer them bushier.

Please Note: Images are for illustrative purposes only and designed to be a representation of the item(s) being sold. Depending on seasonality, deciduous plants may be supplied in their dormant state and without leaves. Plants may also be pruned back, lower than stated heights, to encourage new growth.

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