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Ilex 'Little Rascal' (standard)

Japanese Holly

Hardy Shrub

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Adds formality to doorways and entrances

Superb alternative to Box

Hardy reliable and easy to prune

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Bring a finishing touch to porches and doorways with the stately form of Ilex ‘Little Rascal’ standard. This Japanese Holly cuts a striking figure, supplied as a standard shrub, with a neat head of foliage above a clear stem. With small, dark, evergreen foliage, this hardy shrub makes a superb alternative to Box topiary. It can be clipped in the same way, but unlike Box, it is far less prone to pests and diseases. Perfect for containers or planted directly into the soil, to bring a formal feel to your garden. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").
Supplied as a 2 year old plant in a 1.5 litre pot. Average overall height 60cm (24"), head of foliage approx 30cm (12").

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Shrub

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1 x 1.5 litre potted ilex standard (2 year old) (KB2728)
2 x 1.5 litre potted ilex standard(2 year old) (KB3739)

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. 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 £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 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.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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