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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5.5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

Other names

English holly 'Alaska'

Genus

Ilex 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

Tree shape

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects

Holly leaf blight Holly leaf blight

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

Other names

English holly 'Alaska'

Genus

Ilex 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Tree shape

Compact, Upright

Toxicity

Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Holly leaf blight

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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