Ibex - ‘Dragon Lady’


Ilex × aquipernyi 'Meschick' ‘Dragon Lady’

Easily grown in acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best fruit production occurs in full sun, but plants generally appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Foliage tends to open up as the amount of shade increases. Avoid poorly drained soils. Mulch will help retain soil moisture and deter weed growth. Prune in winter if needed. Hollies are dioecious (separate male and female plants). In order to set fruit, female plants need a nearby male pollinator.

Feed: Holly-tone

Prune: Prune to shape in early spring as needed

Notes: Potential insect problems include holly leaf miner, spider mites, spittlebugs, whitefly and scale. Potential disease problems include leaf spot, leaf rot, tar spot and powdery mildew. Plants are also susceptible to leaf drop, leaf scorch and chlorosis (yellowing of leaves in high pH soils).

Height: 20 feet

Spread: 6 feet

Blooming: Evergreen

Soil Moisture: Medium

Sun Exposure: Pert Shade