University of Illinois Extension
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Meserve Hybrid Holly
Ilex x meserveae
Meserve Hybrid Holly fruit
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-8 Feet
Mature Width: 6-8 Feet
Features: Lustrous, blue-green, evergreen foliage all year; stems are reddish purple; bright red fruit on female plants.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil is best.
Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Boy' - 10-15 feet tall; dark green leaves (male).
  • 'Blue Girl' - 8-10 feet tall, dark green foliage and bright red fruit (female).
  • 'Blue Prince' - 8 inches-2 feet tall, and very dense, with dark green foliage, very cold hardy, (male).
  • 'Blue Princess' - 15 feet tall, dark blue green foliage and an abundance of red fruit (female).
  • 'Mesdob' (China Boy®)- 10 feet tall, good cold hardiness, (male).
  • 'Mesid' (Blue Maid®)- 15 feet tall, red fruits (female).
  • 'Mesog' (China Girl®)- 10 feet tall , green foliage and abundant red fruit (female).
Mature Form: Rounded
Native To: Of hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: All species of Ilex have male and female flowers on separate plants. Fruit will be produced only if a male plant is available to pollinate the females.

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