Ilex x meserveae 'China Girl'
China Girl Holly, Meserve 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.
Heat and cold-tolerant, this dense, mounding holly has abundant 1/3-inch-wide bright red berries and glossy dark green leaves. The male clone, 'China Boy', is the preferred pollinator.
Attributes - Ilex x meserveae 'China Girl'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Fall through Mid Winter
Flower Color: White
Height: 8 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Scales.
Ilex x 'Nellie R. Stevens', Ilex 'Sparkleberry', Ilex aquifolium 'Echo', Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana', Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda', Ilex crenata, Ilex decidua, Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Girl', Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess', Ilex x meserveae 'China Boy', Ilex x meserveae 'Golden Girl', Ilex opaca, Ilex perado, Ilex pernyi, Ilex verticillata 'Afterglow', Ilex verticillata 'Harvest Red', Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red', Ilex verticillata x serrata 'Sparkleberry', Ilex vomitoria 'Pendula', Ilex vomitoria 'Schellings Dwarf'