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Quick Overview

  • Soft to Touch Foliage,
  • Red Winter Berries,
  • Great Hedge
Common Name:Holly - Blue
Plant Type:Shrub
Brand:Proven Winners Shrubs
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7 What is my zone?
Height:3 - 5 Feet
Spread:3 - 4 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Blooms On:Last Year's Growth
Flower Color:White Shades

Availability: In stock

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(Blue Holly) An evergreen Holly that is soft to the touch? That is what makes Ilex CASTLE KEEP™ a winner in the landscape. Standing 3-5 feet tall and spreading up to 4 feet wide, Ilex CASTLE KEEP™ forms a slightly upright mounding habit. The glossy soft foliage is lush and full. If you are looking for an evergreen Holly that can easily be shaped into a ball or a hedge, this is your plant. CASTLE KEEP™ is a female Holly, and when paired with CASTLE WALL™ will produced red berries for winter enjoyment. Hardy in zones 5-7, Ilex CASTLE KEEP™ likes to be planted in full sun to part shade locations, and is adaptable to many soil locations including clay. Plant CASTLE KEEP™ for its evergreen foliage and wonderful bright red winter berries. Ilex CASTLE KEEP™ is a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrub.
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CASTLE KEEP™ Ilex x meservae 'SMNIFA' PPAF

Common Name Holly - Blue
USDA Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7
Plant Type Shrub
Brand Proven Winners Shrubs
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate
Flower Color White Shades
Max Height 4-5 Feet
Max Spread 3-4 Feet
Attributes Evergreen
Design Use Border, Specimen
Blooms On Last Year's Growth
Growth Habit Mounding
Season of Interest (Flowering) Early Spring, Late Spring or Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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