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ilex meserveae blue Prince pollinates ilex aquifolium ?

Comment from José Luis Morán Suárez

In forum: Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'

ilex meserveae blue Prince pollinates ilex aquifolium ?

  • Posted: Sat. 20th March 2021 08:08

Re: Do I need a male holly near ilex aquifolium aureomarginata?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Plants most searched for in Shoot

Variegated holly is rather slow at producing berries and when they do they are not as many. Variegated plants are weaker by nature, so survival is more important than reproduction.

  • Posted: Thu. 21st July 2016 21:16

Do I need a male holly near ilex aquifolium aureomarginata?

Question from Geraldine Sweeney

In forum: Plants most searched for in Shoot

Do I need to grow a male holly nearby ilex aquifolium aureomarginata
to produce berries? Some websites say it's self fertile, others female.

  • Posted: Sat. 5th December 2015 13:24

Re: Re: where can I buy a iIex?

Message from Mr T Martin

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi, Nicola, thank you for your message dated 28, August, I did not know any one had replied to my request for ilex aquifolium night glow, I am not very good with computers! this holly which I saw on website "ilex garden" and "flora wonder" I think they are in Germany and USA, it is a most beautiful light coloured holly you will see what I mean if you look up these websites, it is a must have for me, I have hollies, Golden king and Ripleys Gold, and want, Golden Milkboy and silver Milkmaid but Night Glow looks fasinating, if you can help email me at, tom1945@talktalk.net regards tom.

  • Posted: Tue. 9th September 2014 22:07

find me this holly

Question from Mr T Martin

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

hello, I live in Gateshead, England, I want to buy ilex aquifolium night glow, but cant find any site that sells it, can you help me to find it? I have seen it on a site called "ilex garden" regards tom.

  • Posted: Tue. 9th September 2014 21:47

Re: Re: Ilex aquifolium

Message from Roy Warrender

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Hi I also have this plant in my garden, and would like suggestions for a male Holly of similar size

  • Posted: Thu. 10th April 2014 12:09

Re: I have this but not Aurea. Can you add the one that isn't yellow please? It's not as big either, just ilex aquifolium myrtifolia on the label.

Message from Nicola

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Myrtifolia Aurea Maculata'

Hi, please use this plant request form to ask us to add missing plants to our database. We will do our best to add it for you. I hope you are enjoying Shoot? Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Fri. 14th March 2014 08:01

I have this but not Aurea. Can you add the one that isn't yellow please? It's not as big either, just ilex aquifolium myrtifolia on the label.

Comment from Mary Ann Hooper

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Myrtifolia Aurea Maculata'

I have this but not Aurea. Can you add the one that isn't yellow please? It's not as big either, just ilex aquifolium myrtifolia on the label.

  • Posted: Thu. 13th March 2014 17:29

Re: Tree novice

Message from Deirdre

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi guys,

Thanks for your input! The reason I was researching the Goat's Willow was that I want to create a border/hedge around our house.

My main interest is in creating something that has alot of native plants and plants specifically to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden and also to screen the house from the road.

I am researching a number of plants but I find it very difficult to narrow my wish list down as each tree/bush can be beneficial in some way. Here are the plants I was thinking of:ESCALLONIA Donard Radiance
PYRACANTHA coccinea Red
PRUNUS spinosa
ILEX aquifolium
Common Dogwood Cornus Sanguinea
Common Privet Ligustrum Vulgare
Goat Willow Salix Caprea
Red berried elder sambucus racemosa
Butterfly bush buddleia davidii
Honeysuckle lonicera periclymenum
Alder Buckthorn Rhamnus Frangula
FAGUS sylvatica
PYRACANTHA Saphyr Red
Blackthorn Prunus Spinosa
Common Whitebeam Sorbus Aria

I know I can't incorporate everything into the hedge/border but I suppose it would be nice to have some colour or interest throughout the year. Any suggestions on what combinations would be nice from this lot?

I don't know what our soil type is, how could I find out?We are a few miles from the coast but it's not too exposed. Are there any of these plants that you wouldn't recommend for someone starting out?

Thanks a mill!

  • Posted: Wed. 11th January 2012 21:48

Male of Female

Question from Julie Gardiner

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' can you tell me if this plant needs a pollinator for berries?

  • Posted: Thu. 6th October 2011 14:32

Re: Ilex Aquifolium 'JC Van Tol

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'JC van Tol'

Hollies are slow to get going. I would tidy the growing points to allow it to bush up if you want it to grow fairly tall leave the leader alone until its reached the height you are after,
Give it plenty of water in the first year or two and mulch well. You could give it a weekly foliar feed of liquid seaweed which is a great tonic for any plants. I have several hollies and it did take a while before they showed much growth. I need to prune them all each year now.
Patricia

  • Posted: Sat. 20th August 2011 12:50

Ilex Aquifolium 'JC Van Tol

Question from David Underwood

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'JC van Tol'

I have 3 of these plants which have been in for 2 years. None of the plants are growing well as can be seen by the photo. Any advise on how to improve these plants would be appreciated.

  • Posted: Fri. 19th August 2011 11:51

Holly Tree Care/Pruning Help

Question from Michelle

In forum: General

Hello, I have recently been given a small holly tree/bush that has been growing alone in a back yard in a small pot for years. I have just re-planted it in my garden with some blood fish bone and am keeping it watered. Its about 3.5 foot but growing a bit like Medusa. Its covered in berries and looks healthy to my untrained eye!!. I am not sure if I should prune it so it fills out, when to prune it (I have searched net and get conflicting advice) and why it has berries in June. I thought they came in winter and it has been growing on its own with no male plant (I presume it is female with berries)? and I thought it wouldnt get berries. So lots of questions!! Hope someone can give me some advice. It looks like a English holly tree Ilex aquifolium from what I can see from photos on the net (it was orignally taken from a cutting from a tree). Thanks for any advice

  • Posted: Thu. 30th June 2011 12:10

ilex

Question from krista boulton

In forum: Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'

i have 2 standard ilex aquifolium in terrcotta pots either side of my front door facing east what is the best winter care and protection?

  • Posted: Tue. 23rd November 2010 17:35

Re: Ilex aquifolium

Message from Maggie Baptiste

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Thanks Kathy. We live in a rural location so plenty of insect life and we do have a male holly in the garden about 50 yards away, so fingers crossed!

  • Posted: Mon. 4th October 2010 19:46

Re: Ilex aquifolium

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Hi, Maggie,
Yes, any holly producing berries is female and I. aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' is female. The male does not need to be as close as you would think. I have heard reports that up to a mile away is okay. Not sure where you live, but if you are in town, I would think 2-3 blocks is okay. Also depends on how happy/numerous the bees are in your area! If you have a male anywhere in your garden, you're fine.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 4th October 2010 18:17

Ilex aquifolium

Question from Maggie Baptiste

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

I have just bought an ilex aquifolium argentea marginata. Am I correct in thinking this is a female? How near does a male holly need to be to pollinate and which would you recommend please?

  • Posted: Mon. 4th October 2010 12:28

Re: Is this suitable for a hedge?

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

Hi, Russ,
I don't think it is 'Alaska' - the leaves aren't spiny enough. I almost wonder if it is Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' - a cross between I. aquifolium and I. cornuta - it makes a great hedge. Or, it could be Ilex aquifolium 'J.C. van Tol' (the photo here on Shoot shows more leaf spines than typical for this cultivar) which makes an excellent hedge.
Kathy C.

  • Posted: Tue. 21st September 2010 17:51

Is this suitable for a hedge?

Comment from Russ

In forum: Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

I am looking for the species of this hedge, i'm not sure what cultivar of Ilex aquifolium it is? 'Alaska' seems to be the closest I can find.

Thank you

  • Posted: Tue. 21st September 2010 11:29

Semi Mature Tree

Message from Anna Taylor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Iris,

Thank you for your question !

Acacia dealbata is a tree native of Australia, and is relatively short lived (30 years) even in the warmer climates. You are right it is a beautiful tree, but if you don't want to risk anything fear of a gap being left, I would consider other evergreen trees.

Other fabulous evergreen trees are -

Prunus laurocerasus Latifolia (Laural) - grown as standard.

Ilex aquifolium Alaska - Classic Holly, fine to be pruned and retained at desired height and shape.

Magnolia grandiflora - a fabulous evergreen flowering tree. My favourite !

Photinia x fraseri Red Robin - great mixed red green foilage and flowers.

Ligustrum japonicum (Tree Privet) which can be kept pruned happily into a size and shape.

As the trees are evergreen, mature 4m + specimens will be expensive - the Privet will be the cheapest as it is the fastest growing.

If you would like the yellow flowers still, how about growing a summer flowering clematis like Clematis tangutica Bill Mackenzie, great to grow through trees with july to oct yellow flowers followed by seed heads !

Is the spot narrow? Could you use a more upright tree, which would create less shade or dominate the garden? Here you could plant a Laurus nobils (Bay tree).

Also could you consider that by planting closer to your house the sight line trajectory to your neighbour's window would mean that you can plant a smaller tree?

Lots of ideas - hope they help you and let me know how you get on !

Anna Taylor
http://www.woodhouselandscape.co.uk
http://www.landscaper.org.uk

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd September 2009 18:44