Holly 'Blue Princess'
Showy, bright red berries on purple stems embellish the dense, blue-green foliage from fall through winter. Partner with a male blue holly pollinator such as Blue Prince for a prolific berry set. An excellent hedge plant or foundation shrub. Evergreen.
|Latin Name:||Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'|
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||8-10 Feet|
|Mature Width:||6-8 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 5-9|
|Accent, Barrier, Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden, Woodland Garden|
Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
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.