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Ilex aquifolium 'Aurea Marginata'


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Ilex aquifolium 'Aurea Marginata'

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 close proximity. Ilex aquifolium bears glossy spine toothed green leaves and can produce berries from red to orange depending on the plant. Ilex aquifolium ‘Aurea Marginata’ has distinctive yellow margins on its spiny and glossy green leaves.

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Species: aquifolium

Cultivar: Silver Queen

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1200cm

Spread: 600cm

Flowering period: May to June

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