- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-7
- Height 3-5 Feet Tall
- Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
This semi-dwarf evergreen will keep your landscape looking pristine all year around. It is a female variety and has the ability to produce red berries when a male Castle Wall Holly is planted close by. It will maintain its shape without having to prune. Thanks to its semi-dwarf habit, it is perfect for home landscapes!
The foliage is what is noticeable about the Castle Keep Blue Holly. It is a deep glossy green. It is soft to the touch and appears to be leathery. If it has a bloom season, white flowers appear in the spring which in turn produce red berries. The garden height is thirty-six to sixty inches. The spread reaches thirty-six to forty-eight inches. Use the Castle Keep Blue Holly for border planting, or in mass planting. Its texture makes for a great focal point. Add this plant to any landscape for year around color.
Castle Keep Blue Holly Care
Plant in full to part sun. Ensure it receives at minimum 4 hours of sun each day. Soil should be well drained. It prefers acidic soil and has average water needs. Thanks to its rounded and dense habit pruning is not required or recommended. This is a female variety. It requires a male variety within 50 feet in order to produce fruit.
Castle Keep Blue Holly Spacing
Be sure to space your Castle Keep Blue Holly 36” to 48” inches, center on center. Correct spacing is important when using for mass plating or any planting in proximity.
Castle Keep Blue Holly Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-7
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Spring
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height Class: Short
|Height: 3-5 Feet
|Spread: 3-4 Feet
|Spacing: 3-4 Feet
|Blooms On: Old Wood
|Shrub Type: Evergreen
|Scientific Name: Castle Keep Ilex x meserveae 'SMNIFA' USPPAF
|Common Name: Castle Keep Blue Holly
|Other Name(s): Meserve Hybrid Holly
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
|Drought Tolerant: No
|Features: Winter Interest; Foliage Interest; Dwarfing
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.