Ilex x meserveae ‘Madez’

Details
Height & Spread12-15′ h x 8-10′ w
Shape & GrowthUpright
Plant TypeEvergreen
FlowerWhite
FruitRed Berries
FoliageShiny, dark blue-green with chocolate-merlot new growth
Zone5
LightFull sun to part-shade
SoilPrefers moist, well-drained soil, pH 5.0-8.0
Pruning or ShearingTakes to shearing and can be sculpted into a variety of shapes
Landscape UsesUse individually or in mass plantings, groupings, as a hedge or barrier
PropagationSummer mist or winter hardwood cuttings
Disease ResistanceNo diseases observed to date
Environmental BenefitsAttracts bees, beneficials, and birds
Discovered by Paul Hanslik, Holly Ridge Nursery, Geneva, OH

Features

– Eye catching chocolate-merlot new growth provides another dimension from this workhorse genus
– Red berries provide winter interest and food for the birds
– Use individually or in mass plantings, groupings, as a hedge or barrier
– Takes to shearing and can be sculpted into a variety of shapes.

Notes

– A female form so there is a heavy berry set
– Plant both male & female plants for cross pollination and fruit set