chinaboy/girl holly - Knowledgebase Question

okanogan, Wa
Question by skolander
July 28, 2007
I want to find some china holly. I want a low holly to use as hedging.Would this type do good in my area and sandy soil. I cannot find this type in my area, any ideas. Its the end of July,is it to late to plant.


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Answer from NGA
July 28, 2007

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China Boy and China girl hollies (Ilex x meserveae 'China Boy' and 'China Girl') are compact, upright, rounded shrubs which would work well for a short hedge. They are slow growing and rather small for hollies, reaching 2-3 ft high in 8 yrs; 6-7 ft in 20 yrs if not pruned.

Most well stocked nurseries will carry these hollies, or you can substitute with something similar. You'll want at least one male as a pollenizer for every 8-10 females in your hedging.

Best wishes with your new hollies.

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