Male Holly with Decorative Foliage
- Decorative Foliage
- Shade Loving
Blue Prince Holly is a broadleaf, evergreen shrub with ornamental features. It would look outstanding in your foundation plantings or planted en masse in the shrub border.
Your Blue Prince Holly features lustrous leaves with a bluish tint—thus contributing to the name. Your lighter colored plants will really pop out of the landscape when framed by Blue Prince's shiny, bright green leaves.
The serrated edges lend an elegant appearance to the foliage supported by dark, purple-hued stems. If you look close you'll note delicate, white flowers scattered among the stems in spring, an added bonus to this plant's commendable attributes.
Blue Prince and Blue Princess need to be planted near each other in order to produce fruit. One Blue Prince will pollinate many female hollies and also makes a fantastic, thick hedge.
It will grow to a maximum height of about 8', with a spread of 3'-4', but can easily be pruned to your specifications. It's relatively easy to grow, with no significant disease or pest issues.
Hollies cheer every winter landscape with their dark green leaves and bright red berries. Planted together, they certainly are plants with year-round interest. Blooms in the spring, berries in fall, and structure in winter...hollies are a wonderful plant for any season!
|Botanical Name||Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Bloom Period||Late Spring|
|Growing Zone Range||5-9|
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