China Boy® Holly

Ilex x meserveae
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A Great Privacy Hedge China Boy Holly

When it comes to a privacy hedge, everybody loves a tough, fast-growing plant. That's why so many gardeners and landscape artists choose the China Boy Holly (Ilex x meserveae 'china boy') to trust to keep their privacy. This hardy plant is compact and dense for an ideal hedge or windbreak.

Plant it in a partially sunny or sunny spot with well-drained soil. It can suffer from winter burn if left in the sun during this chilly season. Don't let it dry out or experience winter burn by sheltering it from the winter sun.

Give it enough room to reach it?s mature width and spread for best results. By its third year, it should be pretty well established and will only need to be watered when there's a drought. This tenacious plant makes a great landscaping choice because it is both heat tolerant and cold hardy.

Like many other Holly varieties, this has deep green, glossy leaves. You can shape your holly into a pleasantly formed by trimming it or pruning it back. It will keep your garden green and verdant through winter months since it's an evergreen.

Plant a row of them along your property line for the perfect year-round privacy hedge. If you want a bushy and fun specimen, it will work perfectly for that, too. This hardy beauty also works as an accent plant or to distract from power lines.

If you want to pollinate your China Girl Holly, you need a China Boy Holly to do the job. This lively plant is an effective pollinator. If given the opportunity, it will pollinate any China Girl Hollies within its area.

If you want a low-maintenance hedge that you can easily shape, you'll want to pick up some China Boy Hollies while they're still in stock.

  • Rapid growth rate
  • Excellent privacy hedge
  • Deep green glossy foliage
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Botanical Name Ilex x meserveae
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Shade
Growth Rate Medium
Pollinator Required No
Growing Zone Range 4-9
China Boy® Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
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