Ilex aquifolium ‘Ferox Argentea’

This Holly was shipped to us from the Orkney Islands during the spring 2006. It is planted on the hill by the barn.

Silver Hedgehog English Holly

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Species: aquifolium

Cultivar: Ferox Argentea

Type: Shrub

Height: 20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

Sun Exposure: Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Foliage: Evergreen

Soil pH from: 4.5 or below (very acidic)

Soil pH to: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings

Seed: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Otherdetails: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Planted: 2006

Updated: 2008

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Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...