ILEX Aquifolium Northern Lights

 

Female. New variegated holly with prickly leaves. It has golden yellow leaves with dark green margins. Evergreen and winter hardy. It produces red berries. Upright growth habit. The dense branch structure and prickly foliage combine to make this holly particularly useful for hedging or as a single specimen. Height 1.5-3m, width 1-2m.

 

Moist well drained soil. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.