Common Name: Common holly
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry
Time to plant seeds: October to March
Common holly is a useful evergreen shrub that can be grown as a specimen tree, clipped bushes or as a hedge. There are dozens of varieties, many with variegated leaves. Plants are either male or female. Both sexes are required for the female plants to produce their winter berries, which appear from late autumn to mid-winter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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