Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'
Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' (is a medium sized fully hardy perennial evergreen shrub with white flowers in mid Summer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. )
Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a erect shrub has an ultimate height of 5m / 16.4ft and spread of 3m / 9.8ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves. They arein shape.
Slight in fruit. Berries are not edible and will cause stomach upset if eaten.
Basic hedge, borders, cottage informal garden, low maintenance, screen, security/barrier and woodland margin.
Fruit and seed
The fruit is red. There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Spring.-15°C / 5F to 16-20 years 5m / 16.4ft 3m / 9.8ft
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|English holly 'Alaska' (Ireland)|
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