Holly / Ilex Aquifolium
The common holly, Ilex aquifolium is a slow growing native evergreen hedge with prickly, glossy green leaves, white flowers in May and red berries between autumn and winter months. This hedge requires minimum maintenance. It is suitable to most soil types as long as it is well-draining.
Some hollies like Blue holly / Ilex x meserveae have smoother less prickly leaves.
Holly hedges are easy to maintain and can be kept tightly trimmed and formal.
We supply hollies as instant hedges and also as seen here; as bushy, individual hedging plants. Seen here are our unique, Elveden common holly / Ilex aquifolium instant hedges.