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Castle Spire® Blue Holly

Description

  • Classic blue holly!
  • Dramatic pyramidal habit.
  • Tiny white flowers in late spring become abundant red berries.
  • Needs male pollinator Castle Wall nearby.
  • Zones 5-7, sun/part sun, 10′ tall x 5′ wide at maturity.
Zone 5-7
Light part sun/sun
tall

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Classic evergreen holly with handsome green foliage Tall pyramidal habit is ideal for foundation plantings or hedges No pruning required to maintain shape Female variety – will develop berries if pollinator Castle Wall is planted nearby Details Botanical name: Ilex x meserveae 'Hachfee'
Patent: USPP 14,310
Common name: Blue holly
Zone: 5 - 7
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 8-10' tall x 3-5' wide
Flower color: White
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Year-round
Uses: Hedge, Specimen, Containers, Formal gardens.
How To Grow Soil: Moist but well-drained soils are best. Dry soil in fall and winter (before the ground freezes) will increase the chance of winter burn.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun).
Water: Average - do not overwater, as holly can readily suffer root rot.
Space: 4-5' apart. If you are planting a male so that fruit will develop, plant it anywhere within 50' of this female variety. One male will pollinate up to 5 females.
Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well.
Winterizing: 2-3" of shredded bark mulch is important to protect the shallow roots and minimize water loss. Do not allow plants to enter winter "thirsty" – dry soil during cold, windy weather is the main cause of leaf browning or even the plant dying.
Maintenance: None required. Note that if you do trim, you are likely to remove flower and berry potential.

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Doing well

The two female holly plants I received are doing well. Hopefully they will catch up to the males I planted last year.