Holly - English

Ilex aquifolium hedging

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English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) is a hedging classic and a beautiful and versatile evergreen hedging plant. English Holly will provide your garden with colour, protection and wildlife interest. It's a great all rounder!

Holly (Ilex aquifolium) has many features that makes this hedging plant a classic and timeless. Holly leaves stay glossy and green all year round with it being evergreen and the classic red berries are a real treat for birds who will sure to be seen in your gardens if Holly is planted. Holly is also a very popular choice to include in a native mixed hedge (it is one of the few native evergreens) to provide some winter colour and protection for wildlife.

Not only is this a very low maintenance hedging plant, it will provide security to your garden with its very well known prickly leaves. Its dense habit makes it a great windbreak and it is also a great absorber of air pollution so it is very beneficial for the environment.

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  • Berry Colour Red
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 8m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native Yes
  • Intruder Proof Yes
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
It is best to prune Holly in early Summer to prevent new growth from being damaged by cold weather or frosts.

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Berry ColourRed
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To8m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeYes
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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