Variegated Holly Hedging – Ilex Aquifolium Argenteomarginata


Variegated Holly Hedging, scientifically known as Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’, is an exceptionally beautiful and robust plant that is an excellent choice for hedging. Here’s an in-depth explanation as to why it is such a fantastic option:

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Variegated Holly Hedging, scientifically known as Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’, is an exceptionally beautiful and robust plant that is an excellent choice for hedging. Here’s an in-depth explanation as to why it is such a fantastic option:

Aesthetically Pleasing
Variegated Holly, famed for its striking leaves – dark green in the centre with bright, cream-coloured margins – offers a distinctive and attractive appearance throughout the year. In winter, its deep-red berries contrast beautifully with the variegated foliage, adding vibrant colour to the colder months. The plant’s glossy leaves not only have a charming visual appeal but also serve as a great backdrop for other plants in your garden.

Adaptability to the UK Climate
One of the main reasons why Variegated Holly is a popular choice in the UK is its exceptional adaptability to the local climate. It can withstand cold, frosty winters and thrives in both full sun and partial shade. The plant is also wind-resistant, making it suitable for coastal and exposed locations.

Comparison to Other Hedging Options
When compared to other hedging options, Variegated Holly stands out for its unique aesthetic and toughness. It forms a dense and secure barrier, ideal for defining boundaries, and can be pruned into various shapes and sizes, making it a versatile choice for both informal and formal settings.

Wildlife Friendly
Variegated Holly is an excellent source of food and shelter for local wildlife. Its berries are a favourite among birds during winter, and its dense growth provides a perfect nesting site.

Care and Requirements
Variegated Holly is not fussy about soil types and can grow in almost any well-drained soil. While it can tolerate drought to some extent, it’s best to keep the plant well-watered, particularly during dry spells. For pruning, late spring is the ideal time, which also allows the plant to produce its characteristic red berries for winter.

In summary, Variegated Holly Hedging is an outstanding choice for those looking for a beautiful, hardy, and versatile hedge plant. It’s perfectly suited to the climate in the UK, and its vibrant foliage and berries offer visual appeal throughout the year. As a bonus, its low maintenance needs and ecological benefits make it a favourite among gardeners and landscapers, serving as a beautiful, resilient and valuable addition to any garden.


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Foliage Type




Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

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Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

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