Ilex aquifolium ‘Alaska’ Holly

Description: 'Alaska' is a female, self pollinating tree that produces pretty red berries in autumn/winter but will produce even more berries if sited near a male. This is a more traditional looking holly with spiny green leaves, and an upright habit, its dark green foliage looks fantastic in winter and will give a good evergreen structure to any garden design.

History: Introduced around 1960 by H. and D. Nissen from Wuppertal in Germany.

Ilex Growing Tips: Thrive in almost any well drained soil, in shade or sun. Most are tolerant of urban pollution and coastal conditions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 2m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • S Size: Small
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Drought tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Prefers acid soil

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