Holly – Blue Prince, Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince', has shiny, deep lustrous hardy blue-green leaves that contribute to this variety's excellent form all season.
Use as a pollinator for 'Blue Princess'. 'Blue Prince' and 'Blue Princess' need to be planted near each other in order to produce fruit; one 'Blue Prince' will pollinate many female hollies.
Blue Prince makes a fantastic, thick hedge, growing to a maximum height of about 15', but can easily be pruned to a lower height. It needs good drainage and a rich, acid soil.
Hollies are good companions for rhododendrons and azaleas, and they accept sun or partial shade. Some protection from winter winds and bright winter sun is preferred.
Hollies cheer every winter landscape with their dark green leaves and bright red berries. They certainly are plants with year-round interest: blooms in the spring, berries in fall, and structure in winter. These plants display vibrantly colored textures in a variety of shapes and can be used as foundation plantings or massed in the shrub border.
- Family Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Prince'
- Foliage Dark blue green
- Mature Height 6 to 8 feet
- Mature Spread 3 to 4 feet
- Soil Well drained
- Zones 5-9
- Moisture Widely adaptable
- Mature Form Upright
- Growth Rate Medium
- Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
- Flower Color White
- Fall Color Green
- Bloom Period Spring