A large spreading evergreen shrub or small tree with leaves which are green with a yellow margin. Female clone producing red berries in Winter that contrast brilliantly with the folliage. Young branches are green with a purplish flush. The bright yellow margin on the leaves turns to cream on older leaves. Retain their branches almost to ground level.
- Position: prefers full sun/partial shade
- Soil: well drained soil, all soil types
- Eventual Size: mature size (after ten years): 5m high, 4m spread
- Habit: spreading habit
- Foliage: ovate spiney evergeen leaves, green with yellow margins
- Hardiness: Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
- Common Names: holly 'Golden King',
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R. Purnell on 25 Aug 2017
Many thanks for despatching Ilex Golden King. It is a lovely specimen and I am very pleased with it.