Ilex Collection


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Ilex × altaclerensis 'Golden King' is a small bushy evergreen tree or shrub with broad ovate, slightly spiny leaves margined with bright yellow. Flowers small, dull white; berries brownish-red, not abundant.

Ilex crenata – box-leaved holly is a species of holly native to eastern China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Sakhalin. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to a height of 3–5m tall, with a trunk diameter up to 20 cm. The leaves are glossy dark green, small, 10–30mm long and 10–17mm broad, with a crenate (wavy) margin, sometimes spiny. The plants are dioecious having separate male and female plants, with white, four-lobed flowers. The fruit is a black drupe stone fruit 5mm diameter, containing four seeds. It grows well in acidic soil, between a pH of 3.7 and 6.0.

Winterberry (Ilex Verticillata), is a deciduous, holly shrub, that is native to the North Eastern United States.  It’s best known for its bright red berries that it forms in late fall/winter. Winterberry shrubs are dioecious, meaning individual plants are either male, or female.  To produce berries, a male and female plant need to be in close proximity (100 feet or less).

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