holly choice

nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

I'm extending my mixed hedge. Most of the stuff I've found around the garden and in my nursery collection but I can't find any spare hollies about the place.

I'd like a couple of free berrying females and a white/green variegated male. I quite like the ones with prickles on the surface of the leaf.

Any suggestions welcome re cultivar? pleaseimage

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  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    SilverQueen is a good variegated male Holly with white margins. Amother interesting variant I grew at work was Bacciflava which had yellow berries. It is a very vigorous variety.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,656

    I've always hankered after an Ilex Handsworth New Silver (female with creamy white edges and purple stems and new shoots). 

    This is the site I go to when I want to indulge in 'holly porn' http://www.welsh-holly.co.uk/hollies.htm

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    thanks all

    Good porn site Dove, I like this one

    http://www.welsh-holly.co.uk/elegantissimahollytree.htm

    Disappointed to find the hedgehogs are sterile. I need something to pollinate the females.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    except for the pollinating bit Tetley, I need berries on the female, or my birds do anyway. Might still have to get one though.image

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