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Ilex x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia'
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Available Autumn/Winter 2018 A favourite plant of the late landscape architect Dame Brenda Colvin, this free berrying, female holly has almost completely smooth, dark green leaves. These leaves take on a lovely burnished-purple hue in the winter months. Established plants have excellent displays of large and colourful red berries in autumn.

A pyramidal large shrub or small tree if planted alone, Ilex x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia' is probably the finest cultivar of holly to grow as a formal hedge.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 20 - 30 cm tall) - slow growing when young and not for instant gratification

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained or moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Ilex x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia' grows to be a large, densely branching shrub or small tree which can be pruned hard if required.
    • Height: 8 m (26 ft) if grown as a tree but can be pruned to any size.
    • Spread: 5 m (16 ft).
  • Notes: Ilex x altaclerensis 'Camelliifolia' tends to be slow growing until established then more vigorous.

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