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Ilex aquifolium 'Myritifolia Aurea Maculata'

Holly

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Fruit, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Ilex aquifolium 'Myritifolia Aurea Maculata'

Plant details

Many varieties of Ilex, commonly known as holly are grown widely across gardens are parks. In order to produce ornate and festive berries, both male and female plants need to be grown within locality of each other. Ilex aquifolium bears glossy spine toothed green leaves and can produce berries from red to orange depending on the plant. Ilex aquifolium 'Myrtifolia Aurea Maculata' is a larger shrub, and notable for its purple stems, which bear small leaves with spines and a spread of yellow colour across its dark green leaves.

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Species: aquifolium

Cultivar: Myritifolia Aurea Maculata

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Fruit, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 3000cm

Flowering period: May to June


Reader reviews

jeffbubz

Very good quick guide as I can't remember the veriety of Ilex in my garden but just wanted to know soil type and if shady or full sun before I moved it to it's new home in the garden.
Well done again Gardeners' World.


zorro

Friends in Sydenham have an over-large dominating holly bush - the common holly - that never flowers nor fruits, and there are no other hollies near by. It is in a sloping back garden, that is north facing, and my advice has been to take it out. The holly remains - but how to persuade them that it needs dealing with? And if it remains however severely pruned how do you find out what sex it is, and plant one of the other, to get the berries?


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