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Holly 'Alaska' (Standard Tree)

Ilex aquifolium

Hardy Shrub

  • Customer favourite
  • Fantastic specimen plant
  • Year-round interest
A fantastic female specimen for year round interest, this exceptionally hardy shrub bears white flowers in spring and spherical red berries in winter, which are loved by birds. The toothed evergreen foliage of Holly Alaska makes a striking impression with its head of glossy green leaves. This handsome standard shrub is ideal for containers and borders. Supplied 60cm (24") stem and a trained head of foliage. Mature height: 150cm (59"). Mature spread: 60cm (24").

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Ideal For:
coastal garden, patio, specimen plant, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 Holly tree - SALE

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    • Despatch: by end of August 2017
    • £29.99
    • 2 Holly trees - SALE

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £39.98
    • Out of stock
Caution: Holly berries are harmful if eaten. When growing Holly in patio containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No. 3. Repot at its original soil level and firm well into the new container. Water well and position in full sun or semi shade. Alternatively, plant Holly standards directly into borders in any moist, free draining soil.
Feed and water container-grown plants regularly. As plants increase in size they will require repotting into increasingly larger pots. Prune Holly standards to shape while the plants are young. Prune in summer, removing any damaged stems and trimming the head of the standard to a spherical shape. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of border grown plants. Avoid mounding mulch up around the stem as this may cause it to rot.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Reviews
  1. Unhappy

    By Sara Chambers 15-11-2014

    Ornamental holly trees arrived with 6 leaves, not very good for christmas, very disappointed they are nothing like the pitchures

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. As a young plant specialist we do specify our products are despatched within the early stages of growth. I am very sorry if this was not clear when you originally placed your order. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care team on care@vmplants.com. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    17-11-2014

  2. Standard holly

    By Adrienne Harris 18-05-2014

    Having waited longer than advised for delivery I found my plant on the doorstep left on its side. The soil that was left in the pot was extremely dry and a number of leaves both brown and green were loose in the box. The plant itself was nothing like the image on the website. I emailed immediately with a complaint and am still waiting for a reply,if this is the standard of service I won't be using your company again.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that you have not yet received a reply regarding your query. Our Customer Care team have been inundated with queries and are tying tremendously hard to answer all as quickly as possible. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    20-05-2014

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