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Ilex colchica - berries
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  • Ilex colchica

Ilex colchica

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(Black Sea Holly) Ilex colchica is a rare, large, evergreen shrub with quite narrow, short stalked, polished dark green leaves and striking red berries in autumn.

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A native of Turkey, this is a rare, large, evergreen shrub with quite narrow, short stalked, polished dark green leaves and striking red berries in autumn. Upright and bushy initially, it tends to round out once mature.

Ilex colchica will become a lovely specimen holly but is fairly slow growing and so is not normally a plant for instant gratification.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Ilex colchica grows to be a medium sized or eventually large, densely branching rounded shrub.
    • Height: up to 3m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
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
Evergreen, Fruit - Ornamental, Screening/Hedge, Rare and Unusual

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