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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
English Holly
Trees, Shrubs
Aquifoliaceae or Holly family


Ilex aquifolium, commonly known as the European holly, is an evergreen tree or shrub native to Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia. It's known for its glossy, spiky leaves and bright red berries, which are particularly popular during the Christmas season as decorative elements.


  1. Site selection: Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. Holly can tolerate various soil types, including acidic, alkaline, loamy, sandy, and clay soils.
  2. Spacing: Plant Ilex aquifolium at least 6-8 feet apart to allow enough space for growth.
  3. Timing: The best time to plant holly is during fall or early spring.
  4. Soil preparation: Amend the soil with organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve drainage and fertility.
  5. Planting: Dig a hole twice the width and the same depth as the root ball. Gently loosen the roots, place the plant in the hole, and backfill with soil. Water thoroughly.


  1. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist, especially during the first year. Established plants can tolerate periods of drought but will benefit from regular watering during dry spells.
  2. Fertilization: Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring to encourage healthy growth.
  3. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch, such as bark chips or leaf mold, around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.


  1. Pruning: Prune Ilex aquifolium in late winter or early spring to maintain the desired shape and size. Remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches.
  2. Pest and disease control: Inspect plants regularly for common pests such as aphids, scale insects, and leaf miners. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Watch for signs of diseases like leaf spot and root rot and take appropriate preventive measures.


  1. Ornamental value: Ilex aquifolium's attractive foliage and berries make it a popular choice for hedges, borders, and as a specimen plant in landscape design.
  2. Wildlife habitat: Holly provides food and shelter for various bird species, including the European robin and blackbird.
  3. Medicinal uses: Historically, the leaves, bark, and berries of the holly plant have been used for medicinal purposes, such as treating fevers and digestive issues.
  4. Cultural significance: Ilex aquifolium is associated with Christmas traditions, and its branches and berries are often used in wreaths and other holiday decorations.