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Ilex, Holly Hedging

If you can afford it, pick a holly for your hedge. They tick all the boxes when it comes to what you want a hedge for. They are evergreen and come in several colours of leaf and with or without prickles. Start with the biggest you can afford as they are quite slow to get up to 4 feet and if too small become rabbit fodder.
 
Once established,  they take off quite fast! There is something deeply satisfying in watching a blackbird pluck off plump holly berries on a cold, frosty winters day. Hollies grow about 6-10 inches/year. The common green prickly English holly can not be sexed but when you plant a hedge you are certain to get some of each. The fancy coloured varieties are male or female and if you want berries plant females with the odd male to fertilise them. If you are in an area where hollies are common, don’t worry about Mr. Holly as he is sure be around! Planting advice on Root Balls
 
Clipping Holly Hedging
Clip in late summer with sharp shears.
 
Feeding Holly
A feed of pelleted chicken manure is recommended and best done in spring to really get them going for the season. Really this can be done any time and with any plant feed, but it is far easier to overdo the powdered artificial fertilisers. Always read the label or stick to the idiot proof aforementioned natural food.

  1. Ilex Altaclerensis Golden King

    Ilex Altaclerensis Golden King 3 Litre Pot

    £5.35

    Ilex Altaclerensis Golden King - Holly - evergreen, elegant shrubs with dark green leaves splashed with grey-green in the center with bright yellow margins that turns cream with age, that are slightly prickly, with beautiful red berries. Ideal for a stand a lone shrub or a colourful hedge, planting 2 to the metre

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  2. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Angel 3 Litre Pot

    £5.40

    A fantastic self fertile Holly bush with wonderful red berries

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  3. Ilex Emoji

    Ilex Emoji 3 Litre Pot

    £6.70

    Ilex Emoji is a new variety that bears evergreen, variegated leaves, glossy green foliage bronze when young. Bears red berries in autumn

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  4. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Princess 15 Litre Pot 70-80cm Order For Delivery In June

    £17.50

    Evergreen classic female hedger or feature shrub bear bluish green leaves in autumn they have red fruits. Plant with the odd Blue Prince (male) We suggest planting 2 to the metre.

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  5. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Princess 20 Litre Pot 90-100cm Order For Delivery In June

    £27.65

    Evergreen classic female hedger or feature shrub bear bluish green leaves in autumn they have red fruits. Plant with the odd Blue Prince (male) We suggest planting 2 to the metre.

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  6. alaska 2 litre

    Holly Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 10 Litre Pot 90-100cm Order For Delivery In June

    £29.30

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska - holly - traditional English shrub often used as hedging. Self pollinating holly and the best form for prickle and fruits. They can grow large but they are very slow, we do suggest 2 to the metre or closer for an instant screen 

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  7. Ilex meserveae Heckenpracht

    Ilex meserveae Heckenpracht 20 Litre Pot 100-120cm

    £29.50

    A fantastic male Holly with soft, serrated foliage. The new growth is light green in colour maturing to a lush, dark green. Plant with the Ilex Heckenfee. We suggest planting 2 to the metre.

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  8. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Maid 30 Litre Pot 140-150 Order For Delivery In June

    £32.50

    A fantastic female Holly bush with wonderful red berries. We suggest planting 2 to the metre.

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  9. ball

    Holly Ilex Aquifolium Argentea Marginata 10 Litre Pot 90-100cm Order For Delivery In June

    £32.70

    Ilex Argentea Marginata female shrub produces red berries, with green spikey foliage edged in silver. 

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  10. Ilex Altaclerensis Golden King Root Ball 80-100cm

    Ilex Altaclerensis Golden King 10 Litre Pot 90-100cm Order For Delivery In June

    £33.65

    Female holly with dark green leaves splashed with grey-green in the centre with bright yellow margins that turns cream with age. Height now 60-80cm, plant 2 to the metre or more for an instant hedge or makes a beautiful stand alone shrub

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  11. alaska 2 litre

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 20 Litre Pot 150-160cm Order For Delivery In June

    £45.00

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska - holly - traditional English shrub often used as hedging. Self pollinating holly and the best form for prickle and fruits. They can grow large but they are very slow we do suggest 2 to the metre or closer for an instant screen 

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  12. Ilex merserveae Blue Prince -

    Ilex merserveae Blue Prince 125-150cm Order For Delivery In June

    £56.25

    Ilex Blue Prince (male) a great specimen with attractive purple stems and prickly, bluish green foliage that when young are sometimes flushed pink. Ideal for a stand alone shrub or an instant hedge at 150-160cm and 70cm wide, would only need 1 to the metre

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  13. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Maid 30 Litre Pot 180-200cm

    £65.00

    A fantastic female Holly bush with wonderful red berries. We suggest planting 2 to the metre.

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  14. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Maid 60 Litre Pot150-160cm Extra Wide Order For Delivery In June

    £84.50

    A fantastic female Holly bush with wonderful red berries. We suggest planting 2 to the metre.

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  15. Ilex Aquifolium - Holly Hedging Root Balled 100-120cm

    Ilex Aquifolium Atlas 30 Litre Pot 150-160cm Order For Delivery In June

    £86.85

    Ilex Aquifolium Atlas - female  holly Height now 150-160cm, Plant width at base 70/80cm
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  16. alaska 2 litre

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 60 Litre Pot 150-170cm Order For Delivery In June

    £104.60

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska - holly - traditional English shrub often used as hedging. Self pollinating holly and the best form for prickle and fruits. They can grow large but they are very slow, we do suggest 1 to the metre or closer for an instant screen. Height 150-170cm

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  17. Ilex Aquifolium - Holly Hedging Root Balled 100-120cm

    English Holly Ilex Aquifolium 50 Litre Pot 150-175cm Order For Delivery In June

    £104.60

    lex Aquifolium - holly can not be sexed but when you plant a hedge you are certain to get some of each Height now 150-175cm Learn More
  18. alaska 2 litre

    Holly Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 60 Litre Pot 175/200cm Order For Delivery In June

    £126.80

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska - holly - traditional English shrub often used as hedging. Self pollinating holly and the best form for prickle and fruits. They can grow large but they are very slow, plant 1 to the metre

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