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Ilex Aquifolium (English Holly Hedging Range)

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Ilex aquifolium (English holly   Hedging Range)

Ilex Aquifolium (English Holly Hedging Range)

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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: white
Other features: the berries may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested; to guarantee berries it's necessary to plant a male holly nearby; stems of holly are ideal for floral arrangements
Hardiness: fully hardy
The Royal Horticultural Society bare root hedging range is a very low cost way of planting a hedge. These plants are only available to buy and plant when dormant. (November-March) These plants, with known seed provenence, are grown in 220 acres of rich Herefordshire soil. As they are dispatched directly from the fields, rather than through a nursery, they are much fresher than imported or even stored plants. RHS bare root plants are grown through low input horticultural methods. Plants are rotated with pigs annually, to improve soil condition. Water is harvested in the winter for use in the summer. No heat or polytunnels are used and, as the plants are dispatched direct from the fields, transport is kept to a minimum. To find out more about how to plant a hedge, click here
Lustrous, spiny, dark green leaves and long-lasting, bright red berries from autumn to winter. In time this English holly forms a tall conical tree - making a majestic, evergreen specimen plant for large gardens or parks. By far the commonest native tree, it will thrive in any moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.Garden care: Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning - remove diseased or misplaced branches in spring. Trim plants grown as formal hedges in late summer. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the sex of our plants.Please note that as we grow the hedging especially for you, we need to take full payment when you place your order so as to reserve stock for you. The bareroot plants will then be despatched to you during November.



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