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Ilex x meserveae 'Hachfee'

Holly - Castle Spire®

The Castle™ series brings compact, pyramidal forms to the world of blue holly. Their dark glossy leaves, superior vigor and branching make them an improvement over other older varieties. Narrow form is great for hedges, foundation plantings, or as a dramatic specimen. The lustrous green foliage provides season long interest. Castle Spire® is a female variety with a strongly narrow, pyramidal habit. Sets abundant fruit when pollinated by Castle Wall® holly.

Key Plant Details

zones

Planting Zones:

5, 6, 7

soiltype

Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

site

Light Requirement:

Part Sun, Sun

moisture

Moisture:

Average, Wet

Plant Characteristics

mature_size

Mature Size:

4-6 foot spread, 5-10 feet in height

growth_rate

Annual Growth Rate:

Moderate

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Flower Color:

White

bloom_time

Bloom Time:

Spring

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Shop By Use:

Attracts Pollinators, Juglone Tolerant, Winter Interest

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

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.

Care Tips - Pruning:

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

Care Tips - Soil:

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

Care Tips - Uses:

Hedges; screens; specimen; landscaping.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

5-7