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Ilex acquifolium | English Holly - 100-120cm, 10lt

Ilex acquifolium | English Holly - 100-120cm, 10lt

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Ilex acquifolium is a very decorative, medium-sized, dense, pyramidal, evergreen tree with oval, leathery, spiny, glossy, dark-green leaves. Small, greenish-white flowers bloom in spring and summer and are followed by attractive, red berries that appear in autumn and winter. Plants are either male or female, and both sexes are required in order to have fruit. Ilex acquifolium can grow in poor, very acidic soils, even heavy clay, but prefers average, medium-moisture, well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. It tolerates frost, but needs to be protected from harsh winds. It doesn’t like hot and humid summers, therefore, in those conditions, it should be planted in sheltered locations. The English holly is a stunning ornamental tree and a traditional Christmas holly in Europe. It grows like a pyramidal tree, but can be trimmed as a large shrub or beautiful hedge. Great as a specimen plant, foundation plant, for shrub borders, or hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Common Holly, English Holly

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Europe, north Africa, western Asia

  • Flower

    small, greenish-white

  • Foliage

    oval, leathery, spiny, glossy, dark-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, pyramidal

Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


spring, summer


all year


autumn, winter

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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