Ilex meserveae blue maid

Ilex meserveae

Ilex meserveae is generally known as blue holly and it is widely used for hedging purposes. Moreover, the branches of holy blue are shiny and blue-green color. This plant grows well in average water, in particular, a full sun. This plant is so attractive and in the garden, it is attractive to garden birds.


Scientific name: llex meserveae
Common names: It has many common names such as blue holly, Blue Maid’, Ilex x meserveae ‘Mesid’

Ilex meserveae Classification


Flowering data

Bloom TimeDuring the months of April to May such as spring
Bloom DescriptionInsignificant or absent, White in spring
Flower colorWhite
FoliageDark-green in all seasons
Plant TypeBroadleaf evergreen
TolerateIt can tolerate Air Pollution.
Ever greenYes
HabitConical, Dense, particularly Upright
Ilex meserveae

Plant care

SunFull sun to part shade,
DrainageMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
TypeChalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Origin/nativeNorthern Japan
Ilex meserveae

How to care for ilex meserveae blue maidplant

Grow “Blue holly” in full sun to partial shade but you will need to prevent the shrubs from winter foliage burn.

Apply regular watering in the first growing season and then continue regular but lighter watering or more often in extreme heat. The plant requires an evenly moist, well-drained soil for optimal growth but it will die in standing water.

These shrubs like well-drained soil with an acidic pH, but they will tolerate a wide range of soils, including relatively heavy clay.

Temperature and humidity:
The lowest temperatures holy blue plant is about -20 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant prefers higher humidity than most shrubs.

Minimal fertilizer is required. Too much nitrogen in the soil will keep your holly from fruiting.

Cut the stems in the early winter season.

Ilex meserveae blue maid growth:
The mature size of this plant is 15 feet tall and 12 feet spread.

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