Holly - Variegated English / Size 1
Variegated English Holly Ilex aquifolium argentea marginatum

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Product Code: HOLARG1

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Overall Description

This variety of English Holly is typically grown for its stunning variegated foliage, but will occasionally produce some red berries if acceptable male pollinators are planted nearby. New foliage has a burgundy / pink cast, which fades with age into a glossy dark green that is outlined or margined with a light cream color - absolutely beautiful. The foliage of this variety has been used in Christmas decorations and wreaths for many, many years.

Has a broad, pyramidal growth habit, but can be trimmed / sheared to maintain a slightly more narrow, tidy appearance if desired. Does best when planted in a location with ample sun exposure, yet sheltered somewhat from high winter winds, and midsummer heat if at all possible.

Argentea Marginata English Holly makes a great specimen planting, and will reach a good size.....making it sure to be noticed in just about any landscape setting. Seems to tolerate a fairly wide range of soil types, so long as drainage is good. A very hard to find Holly variety with beautiful foliage, Argentea Marginata is definitely a holly to consider if you're looking to add to your collection, or just want something that is a real eye catcher.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : up to 35ft ( typically reaches a shorter mature height in southern zones - 20 - 25 ft tall is more typical )

--Mature Width :10 - 12 ft ( widest at base, tapering with height )

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 5" - 6" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun, but suggested to plant in a somewhat sheltered location to minimize exposure to extreme weather conditions in summer & winter.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - leaves are heavily serrated, and start out with a pinkish burgundy colored cast, maturing with age to a glossy green center margined with a clean creamy white color.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Berries - classic red colored holly berries are occasionally produced in small numbers if acceptable male clone pollinators are present close by. Small white flower clusters are rather inconspicuous in mid May.

--Diseases / Insects :
No major diseases or pests commonly are a threat to this variety. Occasional inspection is always recommended however.

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 ft apart recommended for screen/ hedge type planting. Allow approx 8 ft in all directions from center of tree if using for an accent or specimen planting. this amount of space will allow for the tree to reach its full potential & shape as it matures.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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