Ilex aquifolium 'SIBERIA (Limsi)'

Ilex aquifolium
Ilex aquifolium 'SIBERIA (Limsi)'
holly
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-4m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun to shade
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
Hedging plants
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If you are looking for a hardy holly that will look like the classic hollies found in milder parts of Europe I recon that Siberia will be the right choice for you. It is a chance seedling from the Netherlands that proved hardier than common holly varieties such as “JC van Tol” or “Pyramidalis”.

Siberia is a strong grower, forming an upright, pyramidal shrub with evergreen, glossy leaves that are deep green and have irregular spines. Some leaves are entire, others have a few small spines that are not as sharp as in the English holly and do not catch clothes. Being a female plant it produces masses of red berries in autumn if pollinated by a male variety that grows nearby.

This variety is too young to know the ultimate height in full maturity but is expected to reach 3-4m in central-European climate and a bit more in zones 7 and up. Pruning in April will encourage new growths, trimming by end July is ideal for shaping. Young plants should be trimmed to achieve a good framework for dense habit.

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. Before and during winter when the soil is not frozen provide good watering. Hardiness has been tested to -24°C (USDA zone 6) and is supposed to withstand yet a deeper frost.

Last update 05-07-2011
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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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