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Holly 'Golden King' (Standard)

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Year round interest

Glossy foliage edged with a golden yellow

Perfect for growing in containers

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Contrary to its name, Golden King is an outstanding female Holly. A fantastic specimen for year round interest, this handsome shrub bears white flowers in spring and spherical red berries in winter, which are loved by birds. Its toothed evergreen foliage makes a striking impression with glossy green leaves that are edged with a golden yellow. Supplied as pot grown plant, with a 50cm (20") stem and a trained head of foliage. Mature height: 150cm (59"). Mature spread: 60cm (24").

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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 (60in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Shrub

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2 x 3 Litre Potted Plants (Standard) (KF2834)
2 x 5 Litre Potted Plants (Standard) (KF2835)
1 x 17cm Potted Plant (Standard) (14193)
2 x 17cm Potted Plants (Standard) (T46258P)
1 x 17cm Potted Plant (Standard) (14193)

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.

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.

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