Ilex aquifolium J.C. van Tol
One of the finest of all the green leaved cultivars. A small, occasionally medium size tree producing a dense canopy of dark green almost spinless leave and one of the few Hollies that is self pollinating (and can act as a pollinator for other female varieties). It is therefore a reliable producer of abundance of striking deep red berries in Winter which contrast brilliantly with the foliage. Needless to say the birds are often, but for some reason not always, attracted to them as much as we are
It is also used as a hedging plant where its dense upright growth and good colour make it ideal for producing a quality hedge
Good in seaside and industrial locations. Can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or container. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.