The English Holly, sometimes labelled as Ilex Aquifolium, is always in high demand by our customers due to its traditional beauty, with the mix of rich greens of the prickly foliage and the classic red berries that attract many native, British birds. Holly is an evergreen hedging and so these colours will compliment your garden year-round, even as the weather grows colder in the Winter months. The prickly nature of the leaves helps make this hedging an excellent security barrier and privacy screen as they work as intruder deterrents.
The Holly will grow up to 4m, with minimum pruning required providing that any trimming is done in the dormant, Winter period. In one year, the English Holly will grow from 10-15cm, depending on factors like watering and nutrient intake, placing it into the “slow growing hedge” category. This makes it ideal for those who require a low maintenance hedge that will not grow too high. Our English Holly is available in a range of sizes, meaning you have the choice to grow the hedging affordably or receive it fully-grown to instantly reap the benefits of the hedge’s classical look and intruder-proof security.
The Holly hedging is a good choice for any customers in coastal or exposed areas as the hedging is very hardy and will grow to be thick and dense, helping it to be tolerant to strong winds. This will also help protect your garden as a wind and sound defence, creating an ideal barrier for your garden that the wildlife will love. The Holly can be planted in normal; clay or chalk soils and it will flourish providing it is given sufficient water and care. This hedging is a great choice for all customers who are looking to add that extra layer of security to their garden, whilst keeping a beautiful, traditional aesthetic.
The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy. For Example:
Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter