ILEX continued
last updated 26/10/2014

NEW ILEX 'Clusterberry'

NEW ILEX cornuta 'Mercury' (f)

NEW ILEX crenata 'Convexa'

NEW ILEX crenata 'Golden Gem'

NEW ILEX dimorphophylla 'Somerset Pixie' (f)

NEW ILEX glabra (m)

NEW ILEX glabra 'Snow White' (f)

NEW ILEX 'Good Taste' (f)

NEW ILEX 'Hohman' (f)

NEW ILEX 'September Gem' (f)

NEW ILEX 'Tanager'

Ilex verticillata

These deciduous hollies are not well known in this country. Yet they should be! For sheer "berry-power" they are hard to beat! They are easily grown shrubs which are tolerant of most soils and conditions, including areas which waterlog, although they are not brilliant on chalk. The bright red berries are clustered right up the stems, ripen in August to September and reliably persist until Christmas, or even March-April, dependant on weather and bird populations! They look magnificent against a snowy landscape but are equally fantastic for cutting. The cut stems will keep for months indoors, but only if they are not in water. Male pollinators are required, whilst berries will only be produced by females.

ILEX verticillata 'Maryland Beauty' (f)
This particular cultivar is more compact, reaching approx 2m. Female.

ILEX verticillata 'Southern Gentleman' (m)
The elusive male, essential for pollination. Don't forget that just 1 'Southern Gentleman' can handle a whole collection of females...!

ILEX verticillata 'Winter Gold' (f)
This distinctive selection produces a wonderful display of golden berries instead of the more usual red.

ILEX verticillata 'Winter Red' (f)
This is one of the best cultivars. It is larger growing than Maryland Beauty, and can reach 3m tall given time. Female, so the red berries are produced in profusion.

NEW ILEX x altaclerensis 'Belgica Aurea' (f)

NEW ILEX x altaclerensis 'Howick' (f)

NEW ILEX x altaclerensis 'Lawsoniana' (f)

NEW ILEX x altaclerensis 'Ripley Gold' (f)

NEW ILEX x altaclerensis 'W. J. Bean' (f)

NEW ILEX x aquipernyi 'San Jose' (f)

NEW ILEX x koehneana 'Chestnut Leaf' (f)

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