ILEX Aquifolium Handsworth New Silver


ILEX Aquifolium Handsworth New Silver, Holly. A dense columnar evergreen purple stemmed shrub with mid-green, spiny leaves with creamy margins. Produces bright red berries. Max Height 8m. Max Spread 4m. Flowers May to June. Fruits September.



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.