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Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'

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More About Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' (PP3517)

  • Small, white, insignificant flowers
  • Male plant: Use as pollinator for 'Blue Princess' and 'Blue Maid'
  • Glossy, dark green leaves are edged with spines turning purple in the winter
  • Upright, vase-shaped habit
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

An introduction by Conrad Pyle of West Grove, Pennsylvania in 1972, from crossed plants produced by Kathleen K. Meserve, St. James, New York.

Zone:

5

Height:

175-200 cm

Spread:

150-175 cm

Colour:

White
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Blue Prince Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ilex grow best in a slightly acidic, slightly moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. This cultivar benefits from the occasional pruning to keep its dense form, as it can become leggy as it matures. One, male, ilex plant will effectively pollinate up to six ,female plants.


Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' (PP3517) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Berries

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Vase-shape

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging
Specimen
Hedge

 Suitable Substitutions for Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'