ILEX Aquifolium. Silver Queen


Male variety of holly. Mainly grown for its striking variegated foliage as, unlike female varieties, it doesn't produce berries. Foliage growth is dense, upright and quite slow-growing. Strong shrub, ideal for hedges and screens, both inland and by the sea, ideal specimen shrub. Height 4m to 8m. Spread 3m to 4m


Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun, 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.