Common Holly Hedge - Ilex aquifolium

Holly hedging is a perfect plant for providing a good intruder deterrent. Holly can be used as a single species hedge or part of a traditional mixed hedge. Holly is more expensive then most plants due to its slow growing habit and inability to survive well when transplanted bareroot. Therefore we only supply Pot Grown and Rootballed plants.

Its best to plant  Pot Grown / Rootballed Holly hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Pot Grown / Root Balled. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 4 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 3 to 3.5 per meter. If you are looking to plant plants over 150cm then 2.5 would be suitable.

Common Holly Hedge - Ilex aquifolium

Key Facts
Likes sandy soil Likes dry soil Likes sun or shade White flowers Evergreen Full hardy Good nesting for birds
Fruit for birds Autumn colour Annual growth 6cm to 10cm Final height 6.0m Final spread 1.8m

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To give your hedging plants the best start we recommend these accessories. Make sure you also check our helpful hedge planting guides.