Trio of dark green Blue Prince hollies in garden landscape

‘Blue Prince’

Holly - Blue

Ilex x meserveae

'Blue Prince'

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Trio of dark green Blue Prince hollies in garden landscape
  • Evergreen
  • Hardy
  • Shade tolerant
Description

'Blue Prince' is a classic evergreen Meserve holly, commonly used as the pollinator for 'Blue Princess' and other female blue hollies.

USDA Zone 5 - 7 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 5 - 6'

Width 5 - 6'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Prefers moist, acidic soils. Shallow root system benefits from mulch.

Pruning Blooms on old wood; however, it's best to avoid pruning female hollies as pruning after bloom removes any developing fruit.

Uses Hedges; screens; specimen; landscaping.

Growing Tips Plant a male pollinator within 50' to ensure pollination; one male will pollinate up to 7 females. To minimize winter damage to the evergreen foliage, provide late-season irrigation if necessary and site so that plant is protected from harsh winds and sun.