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Ilex aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'

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

Beginner

photo by Dave Zubraski, copyright GAP Photos (160291)

Plant details

Most holly varieties are either male or female (a few are self-fertile) and both kinds need to be grown in the vicinity for the female shrubs to bear berries. 'Pyramidalis' is a female, noted for its fine crops of orange-red berries, and for its shapely conical growth while young later it broadens out a little, but may be kept to shape by trimming. The stems are an attractive fresh shade of yellowish green. Plants make dense attractive shrubs, with purple stems. Like all common holly varieties, it is a robust plant and makes a good specimen shrub. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Species: aquifolium

Cultivar: Pyramidalis

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

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: Beginner

Height: 600cm

Spread: 500cm


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