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  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Ilex × meserveae Blue Maid ('Mesid') (PBR)

holy Blue Maid

5 year guarantee
10 litre (40cm) £69.99

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The combination of rich green foliage, which often has a subtle blue flush, and red autumn berries, makes this a sought-after evergreen shrub. Relatively compact in stature, it makes a handsome stand-alone specimen, but it can also be used to add year-round colour and structure to borders or larger pots. The stems can be cut and used to make Christmas wreaths and garlands - or left to provide winter shelter for the birds, who will also feast on the ripening berries!

    Please note: This plant has been grown in a field before being 'lifted' and potted up in autumn. As the plant will not produce new root growth until the spring, don't be suprised if the compost falls away if you take it out of its pot.

  • Garden care: Keep well watered, particularly during warm weather and feed with a general purpose fertiliser such as Vitax Q4 from mid-spring to late summer. Trim the crown to keep a neat outline in late summer.