Blue Princess Holly
Blue Green Leaves Shine
The Blue Princess Holly is an 15' holly with year round interest. It would look outstanding as a foundation planting or shrub border in your yard.
Your Blue Princess Holly is one of the best of the blue Holly cultivars. It was created by crossing a particularly lovely Holly plant with a very hardy one. The result is a Holly with superior color that is also nearly carefree and beautiful year round.
Holly leaves are perhaps the most exquisite landscape foliage you’ll find, which is why the image of the Holly is so often used decoratively during the holiday season. It has long been displayed in homes as a symbol of good luck and protection, and was even considered sacred by the ancient Druids.
The purple stems and blue-green hue of the leaves is just different enough from the usual summer greens that it will easily catch your eye. You’ll love how the glossy surface of each leaf reflects the rays of the sun and the wide-toothed edges of each leaf will certainly lend an elegant appearance to your landscape.
Your Holly will produce tiny white flowers to herald in the spring, but it’s in the winter that it truly shines. The foliage will maintain its vibrant color throughout the winter, a striking contrast to your yard’s grays and browns.
If you plant a Blue Prince Holly near it, you’ll also enjoy an abundance of bright red berries that tend to cling to the plant through the winter months. It would be a shame to miss these, as they stand out spectacularly against the snow, and the wildlife really enjoys them as well.
Your Holly will grow up to 15 feet tall with a 10 foot spread. You can prune it if you like, but it will look great left to grow naturally.
*Purple Stems and Blue Green Leaves
*Persistent Bright Red Berries
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess'|
|Foliage||Dark blue green|
|Mature Height||10 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|