ILEX aquifolium J C Van Tol + Ball Top

 

ILEX aquifolium J C Van Tol, Holly. An evergreen purple stemmed shrub with puckered dark green leaves with abundant bright red berries. Makes an attractive specimen plant. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 4m. Flowers May to June. Fruits September.

 

* Also available as a Ball Top Patio Tree, select below *

 

 

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.