Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'#PP3517
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
An introduction by Conrad Pyle of West Grove, Pennsylvania in 1972, from crossed plants produced by Kathleen K. Meserve, St. James, New York.
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
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)
Landscape usesFoundation planting