Holly 'Blue Maid'
An exceptionally hardy, vigorous, broadleaf evergreen with snag-free, purple-green holly foliage that is well-suited for use along walkways or border plantings. This dense, bushy cultivar with bright red berries and purple stems provides a classic holly look. Partner with a male blue holly pollinator such as Blue Prince for a prolific berry set.
|Latin Name:||Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Maid'|
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||8-10 Feet|
|Mature Width:||6-8 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 5-9|
|Pruning Time:||Prune Annually to shape|
|Accent, Barrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden, Woodland Garden|
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.