General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: Up To 8 feet
Plant Spread: 5-7 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

Common names
  • Meserve Holly
  • Blue Holly
  • Meserve Hybrid Holly
Also sold as:
  • Ilex x meserveae

Photo Gallery
Location: My Gardens
Date: September 11, 2015
Close UpView Of Berries
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-08-25
Location: My Gardens
Date: September 15, 2013
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: October 10, 2013
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: October 10, 2013
Close Up View
Location: My Gardens
Date: October 10, 2013
Close Up View
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-11-15
Good berry producer
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  • Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Nov 22, 2013 5:38 PM concerning plant:
    These plants make good accent shrubs. Both male and female plants are required for pollination resulting in an adequate crop of berries. My problem here is that our large population of winter birds rarely leave many of the showy fruits for Christmas decoration. From what I've learned this cultivar suffers winter burn or die-out beyond USDA Zones 5a/5b.
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AtaMaj From March 20, 2023 to March 24, 2023 Transplanted
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