ILEX x meserveae 'Dragon Lady' - Single Plants
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This offering is for single plants of this variety. These are growing in 2.5 inch containers.

Culture

Easily grown in acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best fruit production occurs in full sun, but plants generally appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Foliage tends to open up as the amount of shade increases. Avoid poorly drained soils. Mulch will help retain soil moisture and deter weed growth. Prune in winter if needed. Hollies are dioecious (separate male and female plants). In order to set fruit, female plants need a nearby male pollinator.

Dragon Lady is a female cultivar. I. ‘Blue Stallion’ and I. ‘Blue Prince’ are reportedly good pollinators. Dragon Lady is winter hardy to USDA Zone 6. 

Noteworthy Characteristics

Ilex x aquipernyi is a cross between I. aquifolium (English holly) and I. pernyi (perny holly).

Genus name comes from the Latin name Quercus ilex for holm oak in reference to the foliage similarities (holm oak and many of the shrubs in the genus Ilex have evergreen leaves).

Hybrid name is a combination of the specific epithets of the two parents.

The Dragon Lady, is a female cultivar that grows as an upright, symmetrical, very narrow pyramid, eventually maturing to 10-20’ tall and to 4-6’ wide. Spiny, ovate-quadrangular, evergreen, dark green leaves are attractive year round. Scarlet fruits mature in fall and remain on the plant through winter. 

  • Item #: GSP-DragonLadyHolly51720

ILEX x meserveae 'Dragon Lady' - Single Plants

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