Blue Boy Holly
A handsome shrub with glossy, deep blue-green leaves and purple stems. Ideal as a landscape accent, or planted in groups as a dense hedge or screen. The x meserveae species is the hardiest of the hollies. An excellent pollenizer for Blue Girl Holly; this male holly pollenizer will not produce berries. Evergreen.
|Latin Name:||Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Boy'|
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3-6 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 5-9|
|Accent, Barrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden|
Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly
Hollies prefer moist, well-drained, moderately acidic soils in full or partial sun, and the meserveae hybrids can make dense and vigorous hedge or privacy screening plants. Mulch the shrubs to keep the ground beneath them damp and protect against winter burn, which often is caused by frozen soil not being able to absorb enough water to allow the plants to cope with sunny, windy conditions. You can prune your holly in winter and use the clippings as holiday decorations.