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Campus Gardens

Ilex x 'Blue princess'
English holly 'Blue princess'
Family: Aquifoliaceae

This dense, vigorous evergreen shrub is grown for it's elliptic to ovate, spiny, glossy, bluish green leaves and berries. Small white flowers appear in late spring followed on female plants by glossy red fruits. This shrub can be sheared frequently from early on to create a pyramid, but pruning must continue in order to keep this shape.
The English holly can grow to a height of 10-15 ft. Male and female flowers are born on separate plants and both sexes are needed to produce the fruits. It is grown on woodland gardens or as a specimen shrub. Its useful for hedges or as a windbreaker. Located right outside of Admissions Offices. Hardy in zones 5-9.

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