Ilex aquifolium – Holly

Ilex aquifolium - Holly Plants - We can supply, plants & all aspects of hedging including box hedging within the Chichester Winchester Tangmere Bognor Portsmouth Bournemouth Guildford Andover Southampton Brighton West Sussex Hampshire Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire areas
Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex-VAT)
80-100 cm 16.00
100-125cm 20.00
120-150cm 40.00

Details / Key Facts

Holly, Ilex aquifolium produces a solid, prickly impenetrable hedge with glossy, dark green foliage with red berries providing food for wildlife in winter. A dark green Holly hedge will make an attractive backdrop for decorative plants within the garden. Holly hedges can be trimmed into fantastic formal shapes and can be cut back hard and still regenerate from old wood. Although Holly is slower growing than other popular hedging species, it can still establish as a hedge in a reasonable timescale. It’s a great solution for a solid evergreen security hedge, requiring low maintenance.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Holly
  • Botanical name: Ilex aquifolium
  • Group: Hedge 
  • Flowering time: Summer
  • Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
  • Height and spread: 4-8 metres and 2.5-4 metres
  • Aspect: North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing. Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Easy to grow in a well-drained soil in a sunny position

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Hedging & Screens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden


Ilex aquifolium can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn

Further Information
Ilex aquifolium is an open, evergreen shrub growing to 6m tall. Its small, oval leaves have a puckered upper surface and short, sharp spines cover the entire leaf


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