Is argentea marginata male or female?
Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’ is a beautiful variegated female holly. Its spiny, dark green leaves have silver-cream edges, tinged pink when young. In autumn it produces masses of bright red berries. As it’s tolerant of salt and pollution, it’s particularly suitable for growing in urban or coastal sites.
Do holly trees need male and female?
Hollies are dioecious, meaning that they need male and female plants in order to produce seeds, which are what berries are. So only female holly bushes will have the red berries. This means that if some of your holly bushes do not have berries, they may be male and simply cannot produce berries.
Is Ilex aquifolium argentea marginata self fertile?
Ilex aquifolium ‘JC Van Tol’ This is a self-fertile female plant that can be grown alone without the need for an additional pollinator plant. Ilex aquifolium argentea marginata Grown for its foliage this is a popular silver variegated cultivar with irgegular pinky white margins and lovely red berries.
How fast does Golden King holly grow?
TREE 15ft x 10ft (4.6m x 3m) in 20 years, ultimate height 25ft.
How do you grow false holly?
The false holly is very easy to grow in full sun to deep shade, although it will flower less in more shade. It prefers well-drained soil, but will tolerate sand and clay. It is drought tolerant once established, but would appreciate occasional watering during dry weather, especially if in a sandy site.
Which birds eat holly berries?
Frugivores are birds that eat fruits and berries, and include: American robins, cedar waxwings, eastern bluebirds, hermit thrush, northern mockingbirds, gray catbirds and some other species that often associate with these flocks.
Is Ilex argentea marginata?
Silver Holly hedge. Ilex aquifolium ‘Argentea Marginata’, more commonly known as Silver Holly, makes for an attractive, intruder deterrent due to its thick density, prickly foliage and brightly margined leaves.
How do you plant Ilex aquifolium?
For best results grow Ilex aquifolium in moist but well-drained soil, in sun or shade. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).