#3- 15-18" Blue Prince Holly Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'
A handsome specimen, background plant or hedge plant, this evergreen shrub has beautiful dark blue-green foliage on blue-purple stems. Also works well at the back of perennial borders or as a privacy screen. An excellent pollenizer for female blue hollies. A very hardy cultivar.
Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing, shrubby habit; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous spring flowers; prized for foliage and as a pollenizer.|
|Design Ideas||Its name attests to the blue cast of its foliage, a perfect backdrop for light-colored plants. Plant as a single specimen (gorgeous under snowfall) or line it up for a reliably dense hedge. Use to soften unsightly corners of fences or buildings, or plant at the back of shrub and perennial borders for reliable year-round foliage. Leave unsheared to attain full height and width for screens or to disguise utilities.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Pollenizer, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Handsome Hedge Plant|