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Holly in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ilex

 

Holly

The genus Ilex, commonly called holly, can be found throughout the world in both temperate and subtropical regions. It includes species of trees, shrubs, and climbers, with evergreen or deciduous foliage and inconspicuous flowers. They are slow-growing plants which can grow to 25m tall. The type species is the European holly Ilex aquifolium.

 
plant Features
  • Holly likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Holly likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Holly is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Holly likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Holly

Latin name

Ilex

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Aquifoliaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Holly likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Holly is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Holly likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Holly likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Holly is 15.00meters x 25.00meters 15.00 M 25.00 M

Ilex

The genus Ilex, commonly called holly, can be found throughout the world in both temperate and subtropical regions. It includes species of trees, shrubs, and climbers, with evergreen or deciduous foliage and inconspicuous flowers. They are slow-growing plants which can grow to 25m tall. The type species is the European holly Ilex aquifolium.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Put pot grown plants out into growing position after digging in compost.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Sow seed throughout the year under glass.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Small white flowers appear in Spring (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants only, are followed by showy red berries in autumn

 
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