China Girl® Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Mesog'

Item 4524

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USDA Zone:
4-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

This mounding evergreen holly boasts a profusion of bright red berries each fall, backed by lustrous green foliage. Partners well with China Boy as a pollenizer, to assure berry set. The dense branching habit takes well to formal pruning. The ornamental berries are a valuable food source for overwintering birds. Excellent heat tolerance.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Ilex x meserveae 'Mesog'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean ,   Cottage ,   Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: This rugged female Holly needs a pollenizer for fruit. However, with or without fruit, it is excellent hedge material and a perfect candidate for formal gardens. Its dense habit takes oval or pyramidal forms. If left unsheared, it makes an ideal screen for planting strips between driveways, where it can take reflected heat and reduces glare.

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

History

Though an extremely valuable food source to birds and wildlife, Holly berries are considered mildly toxic, causing gastric upset if consumed by humans.

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