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Kev121Kev121 Posts: 66

Hi

 just bought a verigated ilex aqufolium with burgundy stems and cream edged leaves not white/silver but the shrub was unnamed. Would anybody have any idea what type it could be ?

cheers kevin.

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444

    I think 'Golden van Tol' has burgundy stems, but it might not be the only one.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506

    My guess would be Handsworth New Silver, but have a look here and see what you think http://www.welsh-holly.co.uk/hollies.htm

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506

    It's one of my favourites image  Looking forward to the picture Verdun.

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  • Kev121Kev121 Posts: 66

    Thanks for the replies, had a look at the link dove sent and I don't think it's a hands worth new silver as the edge of that leaf is white/silver not cream.

    i will check out golden van tol.

     

  • Kev121Kev121 Posts: 66

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    Hi verdum

    i agree handsworth has a white edge but the holly I have does not it has a cream edging. 

    Cheers kev.

     

     

     

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444

    Or how about Ilex altaclarensis 'Golden King'?  I guess the purpleness of the stems may depend on the amount of light they get.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506

    I find that Golden King is much more yellow than the OP's holly. 

    I still think that his looks like Handsworth Silver and that the creamy colour of the edging will fade to a whiter shade as the leaves age.

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