Ilex aquifolium 'ARGENTEA MARGINATA'

Ilex aquifolium
Ilex aquifolium  'ARGENTEA MARGINATA'
holly
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-4m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:cream a green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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Argentea Marginata is an attractive varigated holly which looks great in every garden. It enhances every evergreen composition, and lightens up shady corners. The shape and size of the leaves are the same as on the common holly, and they have creamy margins along the sharp, toothed edges.

This highly decorative plant is very popular as a half-standard or a shaped shrub. It can easily be pruned to keep it compact. Yearly growths are quite vigorous so you can soon model a desired shape. Pruning in April will encourage new growths, trimming by end July is ideal for shaping.

Grow hollies in moist but well-drained, light and fertile soil. They can take periods of drought once established. Hollies do best in full sun but can also grow in shade. We experienced excellent hardiness down to -24°C. It withstands occasional swings even a little lower. If you live in a region with cold winters with long-lasting frost we recommend growing it in position sheltered from drying winds, and preferably shaded from winter sun. Hardy to min. USDA zone 6 and withstands short spells of a few degrees lower.

Last update 17-01-2009; 17-12-2014
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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