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Holly 'Blue Maid' (Standard)

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Hardy evergreen perfect in pots or beds

Contrasting scarlet berries and glossy, purple-green foliage

75cm (30”) high plants with less spiky holly leaves

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The glossy red berries of this blue Holly are a sure sign that Christmas is approaching! This eye catching evergreen is supplied as a standard tree, making the perfect container plant for framing your front door.

As the name suggests, Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Maid’ is a female variety. It produces tiny white flowers in spring which, if pollinated by a male variety, are followed by a profusion of holly berries in future years. The scarlet fruits contrast beautifully with its glossy, purple-green foliage. Unlike many Hollies, the leaves are not especially spiky - so there’s no chance of your visitors being prickled as they pass.

This low maintenance evergreen is ideal for patio containers or planting directly into borders, providing year round structure and colour in the garden. Supplied as a 2-year-old plant in a 3 litre pot with an average height of 75cm (30"), and a 30cm (12”) wide head of foliage. Ultimate height: 1.5m (5’). Ultimate spread: 60cm (24").

Please note, the terracotta pots illustrated are not included.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 150cm (59in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Tree

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sun or semi shade

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1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant (Standard) (KC8292)
2 x 2 Litre Potted Plants (Standard) (KF2899)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (Standard) (78741)
2 x 3 Litre Potted Plants (Standard) (T80188P)

Plant standard Holly trees in garden borders in any moist, well drained garden soil, in full sun or semi-shade. Alternatively grow Holly tree standards in large patio containers using soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
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.

Caution: Harmful if eaten.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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