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

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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: Blue Boy

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral TBGDN On Apr 10, 2006, TBGDN from Macy, IN wrote:

The Blue Hollies are so named because the dark green foliage has a blue overcast. The bark on young twigs is purplish. Many male and female cultivars are available and both must be grown in order to obtain fruit production on the females. Although the plants are fairly hardy, foliage can still be injured during severe winters in northern areas. Hardiness Zones: 5 to 7; Height: 8-12 ft; Spread: 8-12 ft; Form: rounded; Type: broad-leaved evergreen shrub; Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches. There are several cultivars of Ilex x meserveae including, Blue Girl, Blue Prince, Blue Princess, Ebony Magic, Blue Stallion, China Boy, China Girl, Golden Girl and Blue Maid. (Ref. Michigan State University Extension) This is a new plant acquisition here for 2006, and I'm sure within a couple years I can adequately evaluate it. I bought it primarily as a pollinator for Blue Girl, and I'm hoping it will also pollinate my native holly Ilex opaca as well.

Regional...

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

Evergreen Park, Illinois
Yorkville, Illinois
Macy, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Plattsmouth, Nebraska



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