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Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' (English holly 'Alaska')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
5.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity
Toxic - Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Botanical name: Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

Other names: English holly 'Alaska'

Genus: Ilex

Variety or Cultivar: 'Alaska' _ 'Alaska' is an upright, compact, small tree with narrow, evergreen, glossy, deep-green, spiny foliage. In summer it has tiny white, inconspicuous flowers and produces red berries from autumn until early spring.


Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' is: Evergreen

Flower: Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Tree shape: Compact, Upright

Toxicity: Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects

Specific diseases: Holly leaf blight

General care

Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' (English holly 'Alaska') will reach a height of 5.5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation: Grow in free-draining, humus-rich soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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