Root Ball English Holly
(Ilex aquifolium)

Ilex Aquifolium̴Ì?is well-known for its classically prickly, glossy, deep-green leaves, and bright red berries that make an attractive trait to the bush during Winter.

Root Ball English Holly plants are only available and ready to plant in November - March, but can be pre-ordered at any time outside of the pre-order season.

English Holly is also effectively pollution-resistant and a windbreaker, making it the ideal hedge for many situations!̴Ì?

Being an evergreen, Ilex aquifolium will bring year-round colour with its welcomed shades of green and red during the much colder months- some small, white flowers may even appear in the Spring!̴Ì?

Native birds see the plant as a fantastic source of shelter during the winter, too, and the red berries are ideal for them to feed on. This means you can even encourage some wildlife interest to your garden with English Holly!̴Ì?

As it is quite slow-growing, Ilex aquifolium will only grow about 10-15cm per year. However, once developed, it will become a stunning, dense, thick hedge- and this will be more likely if planted in full/partial shade, and in moist soil.

  • Growth rate: Slow (10-20cm per year)
  • Ideal height: 2.5m+ Tall
  • Soil type: Normal, moist
  • Exposure: Coastal, exposed, inland
  • Aspect: Full shade, full sun
  • Evergreen foliage? Yes

When you receive your English Holly Root Ball, it will need to be planted within a couple of weeks or so and must be well-watered during this time. Do not allow the soil to dry out- this will more than likely damage the roots altogether.̴Ì?

In terms of pruning English Holly, it will need very little, if any- except from removing dead/damaged/diseased/crossing shoots. The best time to do any pruning will be at the end of Winter or beginning of Spring, when the plant is still dormant.̴Ì?

It should only need a little annual pruning, but English Holly can also tolerate extreme pruning when it gets overgrown/out of hand. If this is the case, only prune during the dormant period (Winter).

  1. If you're not ready to plant straight away, your root balls will need to be kept moist and in a cool, dark room (i.e., garage or shed). Ideally, they should be planted straight away, but can last up to 3 days or so.
  2. Dig a hole that is several inches wider than the root ball, but about the same depth. Soak the hole with water, and sprinkle a thin layer of RootGrow at the bottom, if using.
  3. Ensure the root ball has been given plenty of water, then put the damp root ball into the soil, and begin backfilling with soil. Check the base of the stem is level with the surface of the soil, or just under.
  4. Firm the soil down lightly, then give the plant a good watering.
  5. Like all plants, it will need to be kept free of weeds and given plenty of water- it's first year after planting is vital, as the plant needs enough resources to be able to settle down, recover, and establish.
Berries

Berries

Evergreen

Evergreen

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  • 90/120cm
    90/120cm 2.5-3 per m
    £30.00
    £30.00
    This product has a minimum order quantity of 1
  • 120/150cm
    120/150cm 2.5-3 per m
    £45.00
    £45.00
    This product has a minimum order quantity of 1
  • 150/175cm
    150/175cm 2.5-3 per m
    £69.96
    £69.96
    This product has a minimum order quantity of 1
  • 175/200cm
    175/200cm 2-2.5 per m
    £90.00
    £90.00
    This product has a minimum order quantity of 1
  • 220/225cm
    220/225cm 2 per m
    £105.00
    £105.00
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  • 40/60cm
    40/60cm 3-5 per m
    £8.70
    £8.70
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  • 60/90cm
    60/90cm 3-5 per m
    £9.96
    £9.96
    This product has a minimum order quantity of 1

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Ilex Aquifolium̴Ì?is well-known for its classically prickly, glossy, deep-green leaves, and bright red berries that make an attractive trait to the bush during Winter.

Root Ball English Holly plants are only available and ready to plant in November - March, but can be pre-ordered at any time outside of the pre-order season.

English Holly is also effectively pollution-resistant and a windbreaker, making it the ideal hedge for many situations!̴Ì?

Being an evergreen, Ilex aquifolium will bring year-round colour with its welcomed shades of green and red during the much colder months- some small, white flowers may even appear in the Spring!̴Ì?

Native birds see the plant as a fantastic source of shelter during the winter, too, and the red berries are ideal for them to feed on. This means you can even encourage some wildlife interest to your garden with English Holly!̴Ì?

As it is quite slow-growing, Ilex aquifolium will only grow about 10-15cm per year. However, once developed, it will become a stunning, dense, thick hedge- and this will be more likely if planted in full/partial shade, and in moist soil.

  • Growth rate: Slow (10-20cm per year)
  • Ideal height: 2.5m+ Tall
  • Soil type: Normal, moist
  • Exposure: Coastal, exposed, inland
  • Aspect: Full shade, full sun
  • Evergreen foliage? Yes

When you receive your English Holly Root Ball, it will need to be planted within a couple of weeks or so and must be well-watered during this time. Do not allow the soil to dry out- this will more than likely damage the roots altogether.̴Ì?

In terms of pruning English Holly, it will need very little, if any- except from removing dead/damaged/diseased/crossing shoots. The best time to do any pruning will be at the end of Winter or beginning of Spring, when the plant is still dormant.̴Ì?

It should only need a little annual pruning, but English Holly can also tolerate extreme pruning when it gets overgrown/out of hand. If this is the case, only prune during the dormant period (Winter).

  1. If you're not ready to plant straight away, your root balls will need to be kept moist and in a cool, dark room (i.e., garage or shed). Ideally, they should be planted straight away, but can last up to 3 days or so.
  2. Dig a hole that is several inches wider than the root ball, but about the same depth. Soak the hole with water, and sprinkle a thin layer of RootGrow at the bottom, if using.
  3. Ensure the root ball has been given plenty of water, then put the damp root ball into the soil, and begin backfilling with soil. Check the base of the stem is level with the surface of the soil, or just under.
  4. Firm the soil down lightly, then give the plant a good watering.
  5. Like all plants, it will need to be kept free of weeds and given plenty of water- it's first year after planting is vital, as the plant needs enough resources to be able to settle down, recover, and establish.

Root Types Summary

  • Bare Root
    Bare Root

    Field grown, bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from autumn to spring. We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the season but they can be pre-ordered in summer. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options.

  • Pot Grown
    Pot Grown

    Pot grown plants can be planted year round and make a convenient option. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements.

  • Root Ball
    Root Ball

    Also field grown, root ball plants are scooped out of the ground using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks. They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly.

  • Instant Hedging
    Instant Hedging

    Grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season. Our instant hegding troughs create a dramatic, instant hedge effect.

  • Bare Root Discount Deals
    Bare Root Discount Deals

    Our bare root discount deals include bundles of 50, 100, and 250 plants. The bigger the bundle, the higher the discount.

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