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botanical name:
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Blue Holly
family:  Aquifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: dark grey
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Densely bushy evergreen shrub. Female cultivar, glossy dark bluish green, spiny leaves up to 6cm long, on dark, purplish shoots. Abundantly produced, shiny red berries.

cultivation:
Most reasonable, moist, well drained soils in sun or part shade. Very hardy and adaptable, thrives in a continental type climate.

other notes:
Hybrid derived from Ilex aquifolium x I rugoso, raised by Mrs. Meserve of Long Island New York.
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