ILEX Rubicaulis Aurea

 

Hardiest holly from the aquifolium group with varigated foliage. The leaves are deep green in the centre with rich yellow, spiny margins which turn pink in cold months. It is a female variety which bears red fruits in the autumn. To do so it needs a male plant nearby. Height 1-2 Meters

 

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.