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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!
 
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 Princess 15 Litre Pot 70-80cm

    £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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  3. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Princess 20 Litre Pot 90-100cm

    £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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  4. alaska 2 litre

    Holly Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 10 Litre Pot 90-100cm

    £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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  5. 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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  6. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Maid 30 Litre Pot 140-150

    £32.50

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

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  7. ball

    Holly Ilex Aquifolium Argentea Marginata 10 Litre Pot 90-100cm

    £32.70

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

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

    Ilex Altaclerensis Golden King 10 Litre Pot 90-100cm

    £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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  9. alaska 2 litre

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 20 Litre Pot 150-160cm

    £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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  10. Ilex meserveae Blue Maid 30 Litre Pot 180-200cm

    Regular Price: £65.00

    Special Price £50.00

    A fantastic female Holly bush covered with wonderful red berries. Ready for a new home and we would like them gone before we have to re-pot them. So many berries developing that they are starting to go hungry in their pots. If you buy them now whilst they are on offer, we will throw in a few males free of charge.We suggest planting 1 to the metre.

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  11. Ilex merserveae Blue Prince -

    Ilex merserveae Blue Prince 60 Litre160-180cm

    £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 160-180cm and 70cm wide, would only need 1 to the metre

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  12. Ilex merserveae Blue Prince -

    Ilex merserveae Blue Princess 160-180cm

    £56.25

    Ilex Blue Princess (female) a great specimen with attractive purple stems and prickly, bluish green foliage that when young are sometimes flushed pink and red berries. Ideal for a stand alone shrub or an instant hedge at 160-180cm and 70cm wide, would only need 1 to the metre

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  13. blue maid

    Ilex meserveae Blue Maid 60 Litre Pot 180cm Extra Wide

    £84.50

    A fantastic specimen female Holly bush with wonderful red berries. 6 feet tall and nearly 3 feet wide. If planting as a hedge we suggest planting 1 to the metre. Learn More
  14. Ilex Aquifolium - Holly Hedging Root Balled 100-120cm

    Ilex Aquifolium Atlas 30 Litre Pot 150-160cm

    £86.85

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

    Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 60 Litre Pot 190-200cm

    £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 190-2000cm

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

    English Holly Ilex Aquifolium 50 Litre Pot 150-175cm

    £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
  17. alaska 2 litre

    Holly Ilex Aquifolium Alaska 60 Litre Pot 200/220cm

    £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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