Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' | Silver-Margined Holly - 60-80cm, 2lt

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' | Silver-Margined Holly - 60-80cm, 2lt

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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' is a medium-sized, evergreen tree of pyramidal habit, with lovely, variegated, spiny, thorny, shiny, dark green leaves with creamy white margins, purplish-pink when young. Small, inconspicuous, white flowers bloom in spring and are followed by masses of attractive, glossy, bright red berries in autumn and winter. Beneficial for bees, butterflies, and birds, but toxic to pets. Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' can grow in almost any kind of soil, even nutrient-poor, except very wet. It prefers fertile, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. It is tolerant of frost, wind, and salt, therefore, suitable for coastal areas. Tough, low maintenance plant. 'Argentea Marginata' Holly is a lovely, variegated variety of Common Holly, perfect as a specimen plant or for attractive, dense hedges and screens. Great to brighten dark areas in the garden and winter landscapes. Its wonderful foliage is used for Christmas arrangements.
  • Common Name

    Silver-Margined Holly

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, white flowers

  • Foliage

    variegated, spiny, thorny, shiny, dark green leaves with creamy white margins

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, conical

Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, fun sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




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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