Ilex x meserveae Castle Wall New Item

Blue Holly, Inkberry

Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-8' (Plant 4-5' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: White /
Patent: #14,308
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Male Blue Holly, so handsome with dark green waxy foliage, forms a wide columnar shape with superior branching. Use as pollinator for Castle Gold™ - one Castle Wall™ will pollinate three Castle Gold™ up to 30’ apart. Tiny white flowers appear in spring on lush foliage, but no berries develop on the males.

The upright silhouette of Ilex Castle Wall™ makes for easy placement as a hedge, foundation planting or specimen shrub. Proven Winners™ selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow. Prefers moist acidic soils.

Features to Note:

  • 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. Overall shape is compact and pyramidal. 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:

Established specimens tolerate pruning, but little is required. Prune for holiday decorations or in late summer. Shape for hedges with shears.

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