The Holly (Ilex aquifolium) tree is very tolerant of shade and is a pretty evergreen renowned for its berries in the winter. It is a useful addition to any garden particularly at Christmas for decorating inside the home. A steady grower, reaching up to 15m if not cut and is often used for hedging. Attractive red berries are produced by the female trees. 80% of our Holly saplings supplied are female. In folklore the Holly was left uncut in hedges to obstruct witches who were known to run along the tops of hedges.
For a single row hedge plant 4 trees per metre. For a staggered double row hedge plant 6 trees per metre.
The current height of the trees is approximately 10-20cm and they can be planted out all year round.
RHS Perfect for Pollinators in Spring and Summer.
- Plant in dry and shady sites
- Likes most soil types
- Garden tree or hedging plant
- Widespread in the UK