Posted: 10/07/2013 at 20:06
Hmm, starting to look like an ilex... This is a closer view of the leaves on the outside
This is a closeup of some of the leaves closer to the trunk (gone feral - not so variegated and with spiky edges )
And upon close inspection, it has berries
So is ilex the consensus?
I can't really prune it as there are only leaves on the outside, surrounding a network of bare branches, with the occasional feral spiky branch of course. It is huge - if I was to keep it I'd want it at most about 4ft high, not sure taking that amount off would be possible - I'd pretty much be left with only trunk..... Must have taken a few years to get to this size and as I said it was not intended to, based on the paths and surrounding plants. So, should it stay or should it go?