Ilex x meserveae Castle Gold™ New Item

Blue Holly

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-6' (Plant 5-6' apart)
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower / Accent: White / Red
Patent: #26,926
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Captivating lime-yellow foliage with the classic holly shape matures to bright gold. Brilliant red berries in a late season garden are stunning. Use Castle Wall™ to pollinate for berries.

Ilex Castle Gold™ is an attractive hedge, foundation planting or specimen shrub. One Castle Wall (male) will pollinate three Castle Gold (female) up to 30’ apart. Prefers moist, acidic soils. Branches are striking accents for wreaths and holiday table arrangements.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Evergreen

Ilex General Information:

Blue Holly are evergreen shrubs with bright red fruit. Berries appear on females after flowering and mature to bright red, remaining until mid-winter or later. Provides welcome color in the winter landscape. Cut branches are welcome additions for holiday arrangements. Birds love the berries.

Ilex Plant Care:

Use Ilex Castle Wall to pollinate for berry production. Excessive pruning is not recommended - prune newly emerging foliage to shape if desired. Berries on old wood. Hard pruning is best done in stages over 2-3 years and only if necessary. Fertilize in early spring with a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs.

$16.95 ea.
(3+) $16.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ILCG