Holly (female)

Ilex × altaclerensis 'Golden King'

Holly (female) - Ilex ×  altaclerensis  'Golden King'

Common Name: Holly (female)
Genus: Ilex
Species: altaclerensis
Cultivar: 'Golden King'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Gold, Green, Yellow, VariegatedFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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The glossy leaves of this holly have grey-green mottled centres and bright golden-yellow margins. Despite its name, this compact conical evergreen shrub is a female variety of holly which produces reddish-brown autumn berries that ripen to red. One of the best golden variegated hollies it's a lovely specimen plant for a big sunny shrub or mixed border.

  • Garden care: To guarantee berries it's necessary to plant a male holly nearby. Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning - remove diseased or misplaced branches in spring. Trim plants grown as formal hedges in late summer. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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