Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'#PP3675
More About Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' (PP3675)
- Small, white, insignificant flowers
- Dark red berries persist into the winter
- Female plant pollinated by 'Blue Prince'
- 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 1973 from crosses made by Kathleen K. Meserve of St. James, New York.
Blue Princess 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 Princess' (PP3675) Characteristics
Moist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)
Landscape usesFoundation planting