Ilex x meserveae
- Common Name(s):
- Meserve hybrid hollies
Performs better in northern states than southern states.
Wildlife Value: Fruits are attractive to birds. Flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksi. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 1-2.5 in. long; leathery, 4-8 spines per margin
- Small, white flowers; red fruit that often persists into winter
- 5 to 9
- Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
- Varies with cultivar; most are dense, upright pyramid
NCCES plant id: 1594