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Ilex x meserveae Castle Wall® (Blue Holly)

Blue Holly Castle Wall®, Ilex x meserveae 'Heckenstar' PP14308

Ilex x Meserveae Castle Wall®, Blue Holly Castle Wall®, red berries, evergreen shrub, Aquifoliaceae, Berry, holly, Ilex, winter shrub
Ilex x Meserveae Castle Wall®, Blue Holly Castle Wall®, red berries, evergreen shrub, Aquifoliaceae, Berry, holly, Ilex, winter shrub
Ilex x Meserveae Castle Wall®, Blue Holly Castle Wall®, red berries, evergreen shrub, Aquifoliaceae, Berry, holly, Ilex, winter shrub

Vigorous and well-branched, Ilex x meserveae Castle Wall® (Blue Holly) is a compact, upright, evergreen shrub of pyramidal habit with excellent year-round interest, thanks to its shiny foliage of small, oval, serrated leaves, that remains dark green throughout the winter. Castle Wall® is a male plant that does not get fruit but will serve to pollinate female varieties like Castle Spire® to produce attractive red berries. Ideal for hedges, foundation plantings, or even as a dramatic specimen, this is an outstanding plant for the winter landscape.

  • Grows up to 5-8 ft. tall (150-240 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • Full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium, well-drained soils. Tolerates light or heavy soils but prefers moist, acidic soils.
  • Generally pest and disease free
  • Mass in mixed shrub borders. Perfect as a specimen plant, hedges, or foundation plantings.

 

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Aquifoliaceae
Genus Ilex
Common names Holly, Blue Holly
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' - 8'
(150cm - 240cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Aquifoliaceae
Genus Ilex
Common names Holly, Blue Holly
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' - 8'
(150cm - 240cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" - 60"
(120cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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