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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
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.

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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