Ilex aquifolium ‘Bac­ci­flava’

Gardens Illustrated Magazine - - Dig In Plantsman’s Favourites -

It’s strange that na­tive plants tend to be ne­glected in gar­dens, with lit­tle writ­ten about them. The very least you can say of this holly is that it has un­usual yel­low berries. The birds seem to pre­fer the red berries and leave the yel­low ones un­til last. Just make sure this fe­male holly is planted near a male coun­ter­part to en­sure fer­til­i­sa­tion and a good crop of berries. But berries aside, this is a good gar­den plant too. Growth is dense and con­i­cal and you can even use it as a large hedge. Don’t clip too tightly, oth­er­wise you get hardly any berries. Height Ori­gin Grow­ing con­di­tions part shade. Har­di­ness RHS H7. Sea­son of in­ter­est Au­tumn.

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