Blue Holly, Meserve Holly, Meserve Hybrid Holly
Ilex x meserveae 'Honey Maid'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: x meserveae (MESS-erv-ay) (Info)
Cultivar: Honey Maid
Additional cultivar information:(PP12060)
Hybridized by Sanchez
Registered or introduced: 2000

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Beverly, Massachusetts

West Tisbury, Massachusetts

Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 15, 2008, claypa from West Pottsgrove, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is a sport or mutation found on a Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Maid' Holly. Hardy, female (red berries), more compact and smaller than 'Blue Maid'

PP12060 filed March 16, 2000

Positive

On Jun 18, 2005, lego_brickster from Lawrenceville, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a new hybrid, along the same lines as the other x meserveae varieties (Blue Boy and Girl, China Boy and Girl) which were all developed to bring hollies with improved foliage to colder climates.
This is the first varegated holly suitable for zones 4 and 5!