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

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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2000

One vendor has this plant for sale.

Category:
Shrubs

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral claypa 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 lego_brickster 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!

Regional...

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

Beverly, Massachusetts
West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania



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