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Ilex x meserveae

Common Name(s):
Meserve hybrid hollies
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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 banksiThis plant is resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
3-15
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 1-2.5 in. long; leathery, 4-8 spines per margin
Flower:
Small, white flowers; red fruit that often persists into winter
Zones:
5 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Form:
Varies with cultivar; most are dense, upright pyramid
Width:
8-15
Tags:
bees, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1594

Ilex x meserveae Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Angel': Spring, Summer & Fall
Twining Valley Nurseries, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ilex x meserveae Leaves
Twining_Valley_Nurseries, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ilex x meserveae Pruned into a hedge
Twining_Valley_Nurseries, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0