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English Holly 40/60cm bare root

Ilex aquifolium

English Holly 40/60cm bare root
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English Holly 40/60cm bare root

Ilex aquifolium

GBP4.49
Price: 4.49 (Including VAT at 20%)
English Holly is a beautiful and versatile evergreen, famous for its prickly leaves, red berries and attractive aesthetic.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Slow Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 8m
  • Has Berries
  • Native
  • Prickly
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, clay or chalk soils, full sun to full shade and inland, coastal or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Slow growing, expect 0-10cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-4m
  • Bare root plants are shown as a single bare root and a bundle for comparison. Please note if ordering 1 x bare root, this will be a single plant not a bundle unless shown as a multibuy item.
 

Product Details
Product Details

Holly (Ilex aquifolium) Hedge Plant Description

Holly (Ilex aquifolium) is an ideal hedging plant for many reasons. It is slow growing, so needs little maintenance, its dense form and prickly leaves are a good intruder deterrent, its berries on pollinated plants provide food for native birds throughout the winter and it can be trimmed into a superb formal decorative hedge which provides an excellent windbreak and is also pollution resistant. Being evergreen, Holly keeps its fantastic foliage year round providing you with year round interest and winter cover. Holly is also a very popular choice to include in a native mixed hedge (it is one of the few native evergreens) to provide some winter colour and protection for wildlife. Consider adding a number of our native plants to a mixed feature as this will create a hedge full of diverse colours, shapes and textures. You can also see our whole collection of prickly hedge plants which can be planted alongside Holly for an outstanding, intruder proof hedge.

Ilex aquifolium leaves are glossy dark green and berries can be either red or orange. It grows by approx 10-15 cm p.a. and should be trimmed in late winter or early spring when dormant. It likes full or partial shade and moist (but not wet) soil and is suitable for exposed sites, seaside gardens. To prevent hungry birds eating all the berries (so that there are some left for Christmas decorations), tie netting over selected stems or cut a few stems in early/mid December and stand them in a bucket of water in a cool shed and they should stay fresh. Always make sure there's plenty of alternative bird food available before reserving Holly branches for the Christmas decorations please! See also our range of hedges with berries.

We do stock both Ilex aquifolium and Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' when available, which is hardier and bushier then the native cultivar, Ilex aquifolium, but stock levels are entirely dependent upon the season's growth. As such, the variety supplied will be reflective of the best stock available at that time based on productive and healthy growth. (Please note that this season we are stocking only Ilex aquifolium due to growth and availability issues with the Alaska variety) Ilex aquifolium is our traditional species and has purple stems, darker, more prickly leaves and can be slightly less dense in habit. Unlike Ilex aquifolium however, the Alaska variety isn't a native Holly species.

See our ultimate Holly hedging guide for more information on this fantastic species.

Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) generally needs little or no pruning except to remove dead, diseased or damaged shoots, or to remove cross shoots causing congestion. The ideal time for pruning English Holly hedging is during dormancy in late winter or early spring; for prolific berrying however, leave pruning until flowering has occurred and then trim only non-flowering shoots.

Whilst annual maintenance pruning only requires a light touch, English Holly will tolerate being significantly trimmed back if overgrown or too large. However, this kind of hard pruning should only take place in the winter months during the dormant period.

Mulching and feeding after pruning will be beneficial for the plant and help it to recover more quickly from its trim.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)18 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)18 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)24 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - Please note that orders will currently be dispatched within 7-10 working days. (See our product pages for specific delivery info)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.

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