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Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' (Male)

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(Male Holly) Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' is a free flowering, male holly and perhaps the best pollinator for most other female Ilex aquifolium and Ilex x altaclerensis cultivars.

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This free flowering, male holly is perhaps the best pollinator for most other female Ilex aquifolium and Ilex x altaclerensis cultivars. Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' has glossy, dark green leaves which take on a bluish hue in winter and small white flowers in late spring.

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' does not produce berries itself, but a single plant will pollinate several nearby female hollies!


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' eventually grows to be a medium or large, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' is a male form and will pollinate nearby female hollies, although it will not pollinate Ilex verticillata cultivars.
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How Much Sun
Light Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium, Shrub - Large
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Suitable for Containers, Evergreen, Screening/Hedge