Castle Spire® Blue Holly
Decorative Holly with Winter Interest
The Castle Spire Holly is an evergreen Holly. It works well as a hedge or foundation plant. It’s also a lovely specimen planting for a front or side yard.
Your Castle Spire is a variety of blue holly that is compact and pyramidal in form. It was developed with improved branching and an even more lustrous, classic holly leaf. It’s charming year-round, but really shines in the winter months.
Imagine a 10 foot tall narrow holly, its blue-green, glossy foliage dusted with ivory snowflakes and adorned with brilliant scarlet berries. You can almost see a red Cardinal or Blue Jay sitting among its branches just like in a Christmas card. It’s a stunning display to be sure!
The Castle Spire Holly prefers to avoid winter winds so it would love to be nestled close to your home or other evergreens. It’s deer resistant so you don’t have to worry about them coming around for a quick nibble, and it can tolerate both sun and shade.
You don’t have to prune it, but you’ll certainly want to when the holidays roll around. The foliage makes outstanding decorations for the holiday season. It's long-lived, commonly thriving for 40 years or more, and fills out nicely all the way to ground level, so you won’t have to consider planting facer plants around it.
The Castle Spire Holly is a superior plant for your landscape. It’s lovely year-round but spectacular in the winter months, care free and the birds love it. You can’t go wrong with a Castle Spire Holly.
*Decorative Foliage Year-Round
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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|Botanical Name||Ilex x meserveae 'Hachfee'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|