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PlantFiles: Blue Holly, Meserve Holly, Meserve Hybrid Holly
Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: x meserveae (MESS-erv-ay) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Princess

3 vendors have this plant for sale.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Jan 24, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

US Patent number 3675 filed on August 9, 1973 has expired and to date has not been re-filed.

Positive JerusalemCherry On May 25, 2007, JerusalemCherry from Dunellen, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I purchased this Holly at Home Depot in Piscataway, NJ. New leaves start off light green, then turn dark blue/green. It grows in most soils & does well as a potted plant too. During the growing season, I feed this Holly every two weeks with Miracle-Gro Miracid (30-10-10). I give it one teaspoon per gallon of water.

The tag that came on the plant says it was grown in Westbrook, CT 06498. It says the plant takes full sun, showy fall berries, and excellent accent plant.


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

Cynthiana, Kentucky
Dracut, Massachusetts
Dunellen, New Jersey
Johnson City, New York
North Tonawanda, New York
Whitesboro, New York
Clarksville, Tennessee
Woodland, Washington

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