Holly, Royal Family


Description: Male and female ‘Blue Princess’ and ‘Blue Prince’ growing together to ensure successful red berry production. The male may be pruned to remain lower (‘out of sight’) to allow the female plant to dominate.

Common Name: Royal Family Holly

Scientific Name: Ilex x meserveae ‘Royal Family’

Type: Evergreen Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 4-6′ height, 4-6′ spread

Bloom Color: Inconspicuous White flowers (Spring), Red Berries in Fall

Bloom Period: Spring

Foliage Color: Glossy Green

Landscape Use: Foundation Plant, Hedges, Mass Plantings, for fruiting effect in Fall & Winter

Soil: Well-Drained

Growth Rate: Fast

Zone: 5 – 7

Companion Plants: Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Compact Holly, Purple or Silver Foliaged Plants, Dogwoods, Weeping Cherry. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.


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