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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
blue holly [Blue Prince]
Ilex × meserveae 'Blue Prince'
Ilex can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn
Blue Prince is a large, prickly, evergreen shrub with dark, purplish-green stems and dark, bluish-green foliage. It has small, white flowers in spring but, as a male, produces no berries
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Aphids can affect young shoots, scale insects and holly leaf miner can also be a problem
Phytophthora root rot, or holly leaf blight may occur
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