Ilex x altaclerensis 'Golden King' is a golden variegated form of Holly featuring deep-green leaves with a bright-yellow golden margin. The ovate leaves are only slightly spiny and are flattened compared to English Holly so it has a much softer and less prickly aesthetic. Ilex 'Golden King' is a small, bushy evergreen shrub or tree that produces inconspicuous white flowers in spring followed by rust coloured berries in autumn and is a recipient of the RHS 'Award of Garden Merit.
Colourful and with year-round seasonal interest, Ilex 'Golden King' makes an attractive mixed border or specimen shrub. It is fairly slow growing, so whilst it can reach an eventual height and spread of around 4m or more, it will take many years, so it's very easy to keep to a more manageable and compact size.
Ilex 'Golden King' should be planted in a full sun position for the best variegation on the leaves although it will also tolerate some shade. It will grow in any moist, well-drained soil type and is hardy enough for exposed locations, even coastal, making this a versatile shrub suited to most planting positions and locations. .
Pruning and regular maintenance isn't really required for this pretty shrub, simply trim lightly to tidy any dead, diseased or crossing branches at any time.
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 Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 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|
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