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Ilex X altaclerensis - 'Golden King' (Variegated Holly, Ilex)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Ilex X altaclerensis - Cultivation Notes

Holly prefers a well drained yet fertile soil in full sun / part shade. Most are hardy yet slow growing making an excellent evergreen hedge. Prune to shape in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Ilex X altaclerensis:

  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Ilex X altaclerensis

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Ilex X altaclerensis:

  • Spine bearing plant ideal for security hedge
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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View other types of shrubs with variegated green-gold foliage

Common Missspellings: Eylex, Illex, Ilix, Eyelics.Eyelixs

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