Ilex meserveae Heckenstar

Common name: Blue Holly

Be the envy of your neighbours with this outstanding evergreen shrub, 'Hecken Star', boasting vibrant red berries and glossy foliage.

-20°C and below
Good Cut Flowers
Good for Pollinators

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Ilex x meserveae 'Hecken Star' is a versatile shrub or tree which can add presence and architectural structure to your garden. Glossy spiny, blue-green foliage abundantly grows on densely packed branches in a symmetrical, pyramidal habit. A neat and compact, slow growing evergreen which will mature to 2.4m in height and spread of 1.5m, so perfect for the smaller garden. As this variety is male, no berries are produced, however clusters of dainty, white blossom with green centres appears in spring, nectar rich to tempt in the bees and pollinators. This is a perfect pollinating partner for the female berry producing hollies. As a low maintenance and adaptable holly, Ilex x meserveae 'Hecken Star' makes a perfect stand-alone focal point or can be grown as a hedge and topiarised. Prefers sun or part shade in neutral to acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Prune in the spring if necessary. A fully hardy shrub or tree.
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Key Information
Latin Name Ilex meserveae Heckenstar 9cm pot
Common Name Blue Holly
Hardiness H7 (-20°C and below)
Colour White
Type Shrub
Format 9cm Pots
Position Full-Sun, Part-Shade, Part-Sun
Height in Maturity (m) 2.40
Spread in Maturity (m) 1.50
Good for pots Yes
Good for wildlife Yes
Good for pollinators Yes
Good for cutting Yes
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