ILEX Aquifolium Ferox Argentea


ILEX Aquifolium Ferox Argentea, Silver Hedgehog Holly. An evergreen purple stemmed shrub with cream-margined, dark green colured leaves covered with spines. Makes an attractive specimen shrub. Max Height 8m. Max Spread 4m. Fruits September.



Plant in moist fertile 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.