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
Additional cultivar information:(PP3675)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

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

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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.