English Holly 'Argentea Marginata'

Ilex aquifolium

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: aquifolium (a-kwee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Argentea Marginata

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

4.5 or below (very acidic)

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Cleveland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 2, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This species has naturalized widely on the west coast from British Columbia to southern California. It's harmless further east, but CAL-IPC has put this on the list of plants that invade and damage natural habitat in California.

This is less hardy than our native Ilex opaca. Dirr gives its useful range in eastern N. America as Z6b to Z7b. Good south into Z10 on the west coast, where summers are cooler.

Seed-grown trees are very spiny when young, growing less spiny with maturity.

The fruits cause vomiting but are not seriously poisonous.

Positive

On Oct 18, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées,
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very attractive and useful holly.

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