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Holly

Ilex spp.

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H6-H2

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

25m

Max

8m

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Holly Overview

Ilex is a large genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees. They are native to temperate, subtropical and tropical regions worldwide, and are commonly known as holly. They are distinguished by their glossy, sometimes spiny leaves, and showy berries in autumn and winter - which also attract birds. Often found in woodland, they are popular as ornamentals - as specimen trees or hedges - and this genus is often strongly associated with Christmas. The berries are toxic if ingested.

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Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Holly

Attractive leaves

Attracts birds

Attractive fruits

Winter colour

Autumn colour

Other uses of Holly

Grown for their foliage and fruits (berries). This shrub is very attractive to birds. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Plants for Summer Cuttings

Some of the many plants which you can take semi-ripe cuttings from in summer.

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Plants to Encourage Birds in Your Garden

Include any of these plants into your garden to provide shelter and food for birds.

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