Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Blue Princess Holly, Meserve Holly, Blue Holly
|Used to decorate many a home in winter, these are perhaps the most popular of all ornamental berry plants. Their showy berries often last for several months and attract birds. Most compact and fruitful in sun, Hollies will tolerate shade. On many Hollies, fruit is produced on female plants and pollen on male plants. To ensure plentiful fruit, plant both sexes near each other. They range from 1-foot dwarves to 50-foot trees. Useful as a hedge, barrier or background plant. Bugs can cause problems, but diseases are rare.
One of the best fruit-producing hollies, with a broad mounding form, abundant red berries, and bluish green foliage. It makes a hardy hedge or accent plant. The male cone, 'Blue Prince', is the preferred pollinator.
Attributes - Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Mid Winter
Flower Color: White
Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Scales.
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