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Holly Ilex Golden King

Does anyone grow this?
Would you class it as fast growing? 
I’m readying conflicting things online.
I love the look of the foliage and the fact it has berries for the birds. I need some evergreen screening but I want something that’s going to grow relatively fast. 
It’ll be in an area of partial shade about 4 hours sun, maybe a little more. Clay soil well improved with compost and close to a fence.
Would love to hear everyone’s experience with it ☺️


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,769
    All things are relative, but I'd not say " fast " 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,800
    Holly takes a while to get going ... and appreciates a well prepared planting site ... but once it’s got it’s roots established (a couple of years ish) it can put on quite a bit of growth ... but this applies to most trees. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Yes true. The shrub I bought was a little smaller than expected. I’ll make sure it’s got a good planting sight and hope for the best 🤞
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