Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ Ilex

Ilex

Description: This stunning variety produces masses of glossy green, prickly foliage that has creamy edges, tinged pink. Its bright red berries, on pollinated female plants, provide food for native birds throughout the winter and it can be trimmed into a superb formal decorative hedge.

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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 20 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Drought tolerant
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green/ Silver
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Suitable for hedging

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