Ilex Aquifolium English Holly

Ilex Aquifolium English Holly – winter colour & food for the birds

Another of our Autumn/Winter garden heroes is the festive Holly Tree: Ilex Aquifolium English Holly. At this time of the year, the English holly tree is already laden with bright red berries on its attractive evergreen foliage, bringing winter colour to the garden.

Ilex Aquifolium English Holly – grown here as an ornamental shrub

Ilex Aquifolium English Holly – grown here as an ornamental shrub

Recipient of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, Ilex Aquifolium English Holly provides great protection for wildlife, especially for birds, due to its dense growth. Its lovely red berries provide a winter source of food for our native species, which taste even better as winter advances, sweetened & softened by the snows and frosts.

As a plant, slow growing Ilex Aquifolium English Holly works well as a stand-alone ornamental shrub but also as a dense evergreen hedge. Ilex Aquifolium Holly is also suitable for topiary – see our Aquifolium Holly topiary trees (Ilex Nellie Stephens).

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Mature English hollies

Mature English hollies to use as ornamental shrubs or buy 10 or more to create attractive evergreen hedging.