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Blue Princess Holly (<i>Ilex x meserveae</i> 'Blue Princess')

A notable feature of the blue princess holly is its glossy green foliage.

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'
Evergreen shrub noted for its glossy green foliage and abundant red fruit (female cultivar)
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
Water regularly until established
Prune in spring as needed
Height: 10 feet/ Width: 10 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-8:
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall.

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