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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

Interesting Notes:

An introduction by Conrad Pyle of West Grove, Pennsylvania in 1973 from crosses made by Kathleen K. Meserve of St. James, New York.

Zone:

5

Height:

175-200 cm

Spread:

150-175 cm

Colour:

White
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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

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

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
Hedge
Specimen

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