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Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens'
Moonlight Holly

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens'
Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens'
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A striking holly, Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' has dark green leaves suffused with canary-yellow and golden variegation. In this winter time the leaves can also be tinged plum purple after a frost although they revert back to their standard colour later in the year.

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' is a female holly and when established can bear lred fruit in late autumn / winter.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 - 4 years old, 30 - 50 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Large shrub with a densely branching, cone-like habit once established.
    • Height: 4.5 m (15 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' is a female form, and requires a nearby male holly to fruit well.

Plant Video

The 12 year old Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' in our gardens showing its beautiful golden-green leaves.


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