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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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
Perry's weeping silver
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Pendula' Ilex aquifolium 'Perry's Weeping'
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
'Argentea Marginata Pendula' is a small tree, up to 4m high, with drooping branches and which will eventually form a small dome, pyramid or mushroom shape. Spiny leaves, purple when young, are dark green with a broad creamy edge and up to 8cm long. White flowers in spring or early summer are followed by bright red berries in autumn and winter
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 West-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk, Clay
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained soil in sun or partial shade (hollies will grow even in full shade, but variegated forms will do better in sun or partial shade); train the leading shoot up so that the plant forms a dome. This species is one of the food plants of the holly blue butterfly, and holly berries are an important winter food for many birds
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings or by layering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Architectural Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 8; cut out any growth which is not variegated
Pests May be affected by cushion scale and holly leaf miner
May be affected by holly leaf blight, honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot, and by a fungal leaf spot (for more advice, see leaf damage on woody plants)
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