#3-15-18" China Boy- Holly Ilex x meserveae 'Mesdob'

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Vigorous grower makes an ideal hedge or low screen. Its dense branching habit takes shearing well, displays deep green lustrous foliage. This male variety does not produce berries; it will provide pollen to enable berry set on nearby female hollies.Works well for borders, hedges, and screening. Evergreen.

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 Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Spring
Design Ideas This pollenizer will serve many China Girl Holly females. It is excellent hedge material and a perfect candidate for formal gardens. Its dense habit takes oval or pyramidal forms. If left unsheared, it makes an ideal screen for planting strips between driveways, where it can take reflected heat and reduce glare.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth Habit Erect
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Pollenizer, Year-round Interest
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key Feature Pollenizer