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Ilex x altaclerensis 'Belgica Aurea'

Holly

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Fruit, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Expert

photo by Dave Zubraski, copyright GAP Photos (160315)

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 x altaclerensis makes up a group of hybrid hollies that are more robust that the common holly (Ilex aquifolium) - they're more tolerant and bear larger leaves and berries. Ilex x altaclerensis ‘Belgica Aurea’ produces leaves that are dark green with a yellow edge and are about 10cm in length.

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Species: altaclerensis

Cultivar: Belgica Aurea

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Fruit, Dramatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Expert

Height: 1200cm

Spread: 400cm

Flowering period: May to June


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