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Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver' (Holly 'Handsworth New Silver')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
8m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver'

Other names

Holly 'Handsworth New Silver'

Genus

Ilex Ilex

Variety or Cultivar

'Handsworth New Silver' _ 'Handsworth New Silver' is a compact, dense, evergreen tree or shrub with purple young shoots. Its dark-green, elliptic leaves are spined and broadly margined with white. In spring and summer it bears small, white flowers followed, in autumn, by bright-red berries.


Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Toxicity

Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, White 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 'Handsworth New Silver' (Holly 'Handsworth New Silver') will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining, humus-rich soil in full sun to partial shade.

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

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ilex aquifolium 'Handsworth New Silver'

Other names

Holly 'Handsworth New Silver'

Genus

Ilex Ilex

Variety or Cultivar

'Handsworth New Silver' _ 'Handsworth New Silver' is a compact, dense, evergreen tree or shrub with purple young shoots. Its dark-green, elliptic leaves are spined and broadly margined with white. In spring and summer it bears small, white flowers followed, in autumn, by bright-red berries.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense

Toxicity

Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, White 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 'Handsworth New Silver' (Holly 'Handsworth New Silver') will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining, humus-rich soil in full sun to partial shade.

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

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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