English Holly Plant - Knowledgebase Question

santa maria, ca
Question by cpoel
October 5, 2004
I have recently purchased an English Holly upright standard
that is formed like a tree rose. My garden is very small
I now need a small male holly bush so I can continue having the red berries. If you could give me a few ideas on the bush I should order I can then order through my nursery they carry plants from Monrovia. Thank you


Image
Answer from NGA
October 5, 2004

0

Your Ilex aquifolium female will need a male Ilex aquifolium for pollination. I'd recommend 'Monvila', the Gold Coast English Holly. This male is slow-growing to 4-6' high and wide; the dark green leaves are edged with yellow. This is the smallest of the male English hollies and would be perfect for the site you describe.

Best wishes with your garden!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Daisy with bug"