Meserve Holly (Ilex 'Blue Girl') in the Ilex Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Ilex x meserveae

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
Evergreen
Broadleaf
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

Close UpView Of Berries

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Location: My GardensDate: September 11, 2015Close UpView Of Berries
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Location: My GardensDate: October 10, 2013Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: October 10, 2013Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: October 10, 2013Close Up View
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Location: My GardensDate: September 15, 2013Close Up View
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Comments:
Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Nov 22, 2013 5:38 PM

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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