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Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Milkmaid'

Holly

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ilex aquilfolium 'Silver Milkmaid'

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Common holly, Ilex aquifolium, is a useful evergreen shrub that can be grown as a specimen tree, clipped bushes or as a hedge. There are dozens of varieties, many with variegated leaves. Plants are either male or female, and only the female plants bear berries. Both sexes are required for the female plants to produce berries, which appear from late autumn to mid-winter.

Ilex aquifolium ‘Silver Milkmaid’ is an attractive variegated holly, bearing spiny, dark green leaves with a creamy white variegation. Red berries may be produced in autumn.

For best results grow Ilex aquifolium ‘Silver Milkmaid’ in moist but well-drained soil, in sun or shade. 

Height: 600cm

Spread: 400cm

Flowering period: May to June


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