Monrovia- Variegated English Holly Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' #7
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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|