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Can anyone name this evergreen 1 of 3


By Louaw

United Kingdom Gb

I have three evergreens in my garden and im trying to find out theirnames. If i could take a photo of the leaf would you be able to tell me exactly?
There is another one and my mother is sure its called "Von Vandenberg" is there such a plant if so could you confirm?
I hope you can help me finding answers to my problem.

Kind regards




that looks like a Holly? can't help with name though sorry

30 Mar, 2009


Yep, I agree, the leaves are very glossy. I don't recognise any other plant that has leaves as glossy as that....... I do know that hollies usually need to be very mature (ie 10 years old) before they flower and produce berries. Have there been any berries this last autumn?

30 Mar, 2009


It is a member of the holly family, but i am trying to find out its name, would you have any ideas?
No berries for a couple of years now....

30 Mar, 2009


The hollies without prickly leaves are usually Ilex x altaclerensis (then a name). Try googling them.

30 Mar, 2009


Are the leaves slightly puckered if so it could be the Holly (Ilex Aquafolium ( Golden Van Tol ) Dark Green leaves with a golden yellow Margin ( female) There are so many variations it is difficult to put a name. Might have one or two marginal spiny teeth.

30 Mar, 2009


Unless you have a male holly nearby there will not be any berries

30 Mar, 2009


I have an Ilex Aquifolium 'Silver van Tol'. The leaves are the same shape but are a lighter green with white edges. It is self fertile and so has berries without there being a nearby mate.

30 Mar, 2009

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