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holly Blue Angel
Ilex × meserveae 'Blue Angel'
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 Angel is a dense, slow growing evergreen shrub to 4m tall, with neat, dark blue-green, spiny leaves to 4cm long, and small white flowers followed by bright red berries
Toxicity Berries mildly toxic by ingestion
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
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed in containers (germination may take 2-3 years). 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 may occur
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