#3- 15-18" Blue Princess Holly- Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'

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Showy, bright red berries on purple stems embellish the dense, blue-green foliage from fall through winter. Partner with a male blue holly pollenizer such as Blue Prince for a prolific berry set. An excellent hedge plant or foundation shrub. Evergreen.

Botanical Pronunciation I-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at Maturity Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Spring
Design Ideas This Holly's unique, blue green foliage and purple stems create a lovely backdrop for white and silver colored plants. Plant as a single specimen or line it up for a reliably dense hedge. Bright red berries look gorgeous under snowfall . 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.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth Habit Erect
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key Feature Highly Ornamental Berries

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.