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Martina O. from Cork
02-06-2022
Plants were in excellent condition when they arrived. From ordering to delivery was excellent. Looking forward to watching the vines grow and hopefully we will enjoy the grapes in the near future.
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Wayne B. from Waterford
01-06-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
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Ciara O. from Leixlip
03-06-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
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  1. Ilex meserveae Blue Princess P9
    Ilex meserveae Blue Princess
    Special Price €4.85 Regular Price €6.95
    Stock 21
    Ilex meserveae Blue Princess is a blue holly and with green leaves and red berries Learn More
  2. Ilex Crenata Green Glory 9 cm pot
    Ilex Crenata Green Glory
    €6.50
    Stock 43
    This unique species of Ilex is also known, as the Japanese Holly is a dwarf growing, ground covering Holly with evergreen round tipped, golden... Learn More
  3. Ilex crenata Golden Gem 9 cm pot
    Ilex crenata Golden Gem
    Special Price €4.55 Regular Price €6.50
    Stock 88
    This unique species of Ilex is also known, as the Japanese Holly is a dwarf growing, ground covering Holly with evergreen round tipped, golden... Learn More
  4. Ilex meserveae Heckenstar 9 cm pot
    Ilex meserveae Heckenstar
    €8.50
    Stock 22
    Holly Heckenstar is a fine new male Holly with bright glossy green, prickly leaves. The male doesnt produce berries but a single plant will help... Learn More
  5. Ilex verticillata Oosterwijk 9 cm pot
    Ilex verticillata Oosterwijk 9 cm pot
    Special Price €5.25 Regular Price €7.50
    Stock 68
    Ilex verticillata Oosterwijk is a female plant and bears red berries, the berries can only be seen on the female plants and appear from October to... Learn More
  6. Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata 9 cm
    Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata
    €7.50
    Only 1 left
    Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata is an evergreen shrub with spiny, undulate leaves. This evergreen shrub is pretty and provides colour in winter... Learn More
  7. Standard Ilex aquifolium Golden King  17 cm
    Standard Ilex aquifolium Golden King
    €22.95
    Out of stock
    This Standard Ilex aquifolium Golden King will look fabulous no matter where you choose to put it especially when placed next to a door entrance.... Learn More
  8. Ilex crenata Convexa
    Ilex crenata Convexa
    €6.50
    Out of stock
    Ilex crenata Convexa is widely used for creating evergreen hedges and hedge shapes. Ilex crenata Convexa is sometimes used as an alternative to... Learn More
  9. Ilex altaclerensis Golden King 9 cm pot
    Ilex altaclerensis Golden King
    €7.50
    Out of stock
    Holly, Ilex Golden King, has pretty dark green, yellow edged, leaves. It blooms with white flowers and brilliant red berries during autumn-winter.... Learn More
  10. Standard Ilex Blue Maid
    Standard Ilex Blue Maid
    €19.95
    Out of stock
    This female variety Standard Ilex meserveae, 'Blue Maid' will look fabulous no matter where you choose to put it especially when placed next to a... Learn More
  11. Ilex Crenata Golden Gem 13 cm pot
    Ilex Crenata Golden Gem 13 cm pot
    €8.95
    Out of stock
    This unique species of Ilex is also known, as the Japanese Holly is a dwarf growing, ground covering Holly with evergreen round tipped, golden... Learn More
  12. Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata Hedge 9 cm
    Ilex Argentea Marginata Hedge x5 x 5
    €24.95
    Out of stock
    Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata is an evergreen shrub with spiny, undulate leaves. This evergreen shrub is pretty and provides colour in winter... Learn More
  13. Ilex meserveae Little Rascal 24 cm pot
    Ilex meserveae Little Rascal 24 cm pot
    €28.95
    Out of stock
    Ilex Little Rascal is also known as blue-leaved shell holly. Ilex meserveae can also be perfectly planted as a hedge.... Learn More
  14. Ilex Crenata Caroline Upright 9 cm pot
    Ilex Crenata Caroline Upright
    €6.50
    Out of stock
    Ilex crenata 'Caroline Upright' is a decorative and spikeless holly, Ilex crenata flowers around May-June with ivory white flowers.... Learn More
  15. Ilex Crenata Golden Rock 19 cm pot
    Ilex Crenata Golden Rock
    €14.95
    Out of stock
    Ilex Crenata Golden Rock is a medium-sized shrub that is evergreen and has a compact, upright, oval shape. Ilex Crenata Golden Rock has dark green... Learn More
  16. Ilex Crenata Luxus Globe 11 cm pot
    Ilex Crenata Luxus Globe
    €7.50
    Out of stock
    Ilex Crenata Luxus Globe is a new type of Japanese holly and a good replacement for the boxwood. It is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 60 cm... Learn More
  17. Ilex Crenata Luxus Globe ball 17 cm pot
    Ilex Crenata Luxus Globe ball
    €16.95
    Out of stock
    The Ilex crenata Luxus Globe is very suitable as a replacement for boxwood. After two years, white flowers will appear on this holly in spring.... Learn More
  18. Ilex maximowicziana kanehirae 9 cm pot
    Ilex maximowicziana kanehirae 9 cm pot
    €6.50
    Out of stock
    Ilex maximowicziana Kanehirae is a very fast-growing evergreen shrub? The leaf of Ilex maximowicziana Kanehirae is not serrated, but shiny dark... Learn More
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Ilex is pretty and provides colour in winter when it's most welcome!

Almost all Ilex shrubs are either male or female so plant a group of them if you would like them to produce the berries. They are slow growing and easy to grow because they are not fussy about soil, Holly shrubs grow in shade but variegated types needs sunny position to help retain its colour.

They work great as a barrier hedge as its distinctive spiny leaves deter animals and protect birds from predators as they feed on its bright red berries. The berries are mildly toxic to us humans though and will cause stomach upset if eaten.

Young plants transplant better that more mature specimens and will settle into their new position quickly. Ilex shrubs respond well to hard pruning, but best to wear gloves when pruning holly to protect against the prickly leaves.

Excellent 4.5/5

Based on 3.449 reviews
star star star star star
Martina O. from Cork
02-06-2022
Plants were in excellent condition when they arrived. From ordering to delivery was excellent. Looking forward to watching the vines grow and hopefully we will enjoy the grapes in the near future.
Excellent
star
Wayne B. from Waterford
01-06-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
Excellent
star
Ciara O. from Leixlip
03-06-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
Excellent
star