Ilex – Pharos Gold® – Blue Holly – Ilex x meserveae

Garden Height
60 - 72
60 - 72
60 - 72
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Fall Interest

Winter Interest

Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes
Pharos Gold™ holly is a female variety; a male variety, like Castle Wall®, must be planted nearby in order for fruit to form. One male will pollinate up to 5 females. Plant within 50'/15.25m of each other to ensure pollination. It's best to avoid pruning female hollies, as cutting them back at any time of the year will result in diminished flowers and subsequent fruit. Light trimming or removal of dead wood can be done in early spring. Holly prefers acidic soils with average moisture and appreciates a good layer of mulch. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for trees and shrubs in early spring.

Uses Notes Great as a foundation plant, specimen or hedge, can be used as a replacement for pyramidal yews. Good in groupings and mass plantings, perennial and shrub borders, can be used as a screen or hedge. An outstanding plant for the winter landscape.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Heat Zones 7

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil

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