Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' - winter berries
  • Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' - winter berries
  • Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' - mature plant
  • Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' - red berries in early autumn

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'


(Holly) Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' is one of our favourite female hollies with glossy blue-green leaves and an abundance of shining red fruits in autumn.

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A female cultivar of Ilex x meserveae, with striking purple-green young shoots and glossy blue-green leaves and being female, it also has an abundance of shining red fruits in autumn. These fruit are eye-catching and stand out well against the dark foliage.

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'  is an ornamental fruiting plant suitable for gardens of most sizes. Requires a male pollinator such as Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince' planted nearby to produce berries.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually a medium to large, densely branching shrub.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' is a female form and requires a nearby male holly to fruit well.
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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large, Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Acid, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Alkaline
Special Features
Evergreen, Fruit - Ornamental, Screening/Hedge, Suitable for Containers, Wildlife Friendly - Birds