Ilex x meserveae Castle Wall

Blue Holly, Holly, Inkberry

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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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.


Item Code: ILCW
Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-8'
Spacing: 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: White
Patent: #14,308
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Good for Hedge
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

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.