Ilex x koehneana 'Chestnut Leaf'

Ilex x koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’

Chestnut leaf holly

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Ilex x koehneana 'Chestnut Leaf'
  • Common name: Chestnut leaf holly
  • Family: Aquifoliaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Ilex x koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’ is a fantastic holly, a cross between Ilex aquifolium and Ilex latifolia. It bears glossy green chestnut like leaves on downward sweeping branches, which become loaded with red berries in late autumn. Fast growing, it quickly develops into a striking tree with pyramidal habit.

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Grow Ilex x koehneana ‘Chestnut Leaf’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

How to grow Ilex 'Chestnut Leaf'

  • Plant size

    8m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does fruit in November

Plant does fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Ilex 'Chestnut Leaf' and wildlife

Ilex 'Chestnut Leaf' is known for attracting bees and birds. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers, provides shelter and habitat, has seeds for birds and makes a good wildlife hedge.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Attractive to Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Ilex 'Chestnut Leaf' poisonous?

Ilex 'Chestnut Leaf' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock