Ilex x koehneana - fruit
  • Ilex x koehneana - fruit

Ilex x koehneana

£18.50

(Chestnut Leaf Holly) Ilex x koehneana is a striking holly with long, glossy dark green, spined leaves which are similar in appearance to those of a sweet chestnut.

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Striking holly with long, glossy dark green, spined leaves which are similar in appearance to those of a sweet chestnut. Ilex x koehneana also has small white flowers in late spring, with female plants having a good display of large red berries in late summer/autumn once established.

Best in a sunny position with some shelter from strong winds.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Medium sized or eventually large, upright, branching shrub.
    • Height: 6m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Evergreen, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Fruit - Ornamental

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