Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
A Meserve hybrid holly that is the female clone match for Blue Prince Holly. A much improved version of Blue Girl Holly, and known as one of the best berry producers of all Hollies. Berries are a dark red color, and are set against foliage that is a lustrous bluish green color. Has a good, dense growth habit and is very broad in growth as well - not quite as pyramidal as Blue Prince. Considered as one of the hardiest of all the Meserve hybrid hollies, right along with Blue Prince. Likes full sun, but will accept fair amounts of shade as well. Somewhat moist, well drained soil is preferred for best results. Must use Blue Prince to pollinate in order to achieve berry production.
Height: 12-15 ft
Spread: 8-10 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate ( 4"-6" avg per year )
Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Average to moist & fertile - well drained