Monrovia- Variegated English Holly Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' #7

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Popular selection with shiny, dark-green leaves edged with creamy-white margins. Pyramidal grower brightens winter gardens with showy red berries. Plant a male English holly nearby as a pollenizer for berry set.

Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Grows well in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Shelter from wind in hot, dry regions. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish n extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

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Botanical Pronunciation I-leks a-kwi-FO-li-um ar-JEN-te-o mar-jeh-NAH-tuh
Average Size at Maturity Moderate grower to 15 to 20 ft. and taller, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Spring
Design Ideas Remember, for this female plant to produce luscious red berries, it needs a male pollinator. Ideal for holiday decorations, its creamy variegated leaf is a great accent that brightens the whole plant. Grow as an immense shrub or prune off the lower branches for a charming accent tree. Its pyramidal form is particularly beautiful as a specimen in snow country. Makes a great privacy screen and prickly enough to discourage intruders.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Growth Habit Pyramidal
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Barrier, Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature Ornamental Berries, Bird Friendly
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.