Holly

Ilex aquifolium

Regular price £3.00 ex VAT
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An evergreen tree of medium size with spiky dark glossy green leaves, it produces small white flowers in spring that are then followed by bright red berries in the autumn/winter; adding a wonderful pop of colour to the drab and colder months.

Growing Conditions:
A very hardy species.Tolerant of exposed sites and shade. Prefers neutral to acid peaty soils.

Value To Wildlife:
Berries important for thrushes and other birds, which also shelter among its evergreen leaves.

Important Note:
You’ll receive a 2 year old well established whip that's between 20 to 60cm in height.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival. Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds. If looking to use a tree guard when planting Holly whips, we recommmend using a mesh tree guard, in order to ensure the young trees have adequate ventilation. For further information on planting cell grown trees please click here to read our blog.

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree's most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click here.

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

Additional Information



  • Weight

    0.0 kg
  • Whip height

    20-60cm
  • British native

    Yes
  • Flowering

    Yes
  • Fruit

    Berry
  • Growth rate

    Slow
  • Maximum height

    12m
  • Time to maximum height

    20-50 years
  • Tree type

    Evergreen