Ilex: Blue Princess
Latin Name: X Meserve 'Blue Princess'
- This Hardy, Evergreen Shrub Has Dark Blue-Green Foliage on Blue-Purple Stems with Bright Red Berries Fall Through Winter. Small, White Flowers Bloom In Spring. Grows up to 8-15 Feet Tall (6-8 Feet Wide). Ideally Used As Hedge, Background, and Accent Plant.
Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Amount of Water: Water Regularly; More Frequent Watering In Extreme Heat.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Rich, Moist, Well-Drained Soil; Adapts to Range of Soils.
Cold Hardiness Zone: 5-9.
- This Perennial Evergreen Needs a Regular Water Schedule to Ensure the Growth of a Mature Root System. The First Year of Growth Requires Watering Weekly. After the Mature Root System is Established, Watering is Needed Occasionally, Except During a Drought, Watering is Needed Regularly. Mulching is Recommended to Detour Weeds, Keep the Moisture Content High, and Temperatures Low. Shear Annually to Maintain Desired Shape.