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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Silver Holly hedge

  • £11.99 (ex VAT)
£11.99 (ex VAT) £11.79 (ex VAT) £11.49 (ex VAT) £11.29 (ex VAT)

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata', more commonly known as Silver Holly, makes for an attractive, intruder deterrent due to its thick density, prickly foliage and brightly margined leaves.

  • Best Features: Sage green and cream evergreen foliage, red berries, variegated leaves, year round interest, RHS Hedging
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-5m high
  • Growth Rate: Slow | 10-20cm a year
  • Position: Full to partial sun, moist to normal soil and exposed coastal sites.
  • Also Consider: English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) for a native hedging plant.
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Silver Holly hedge (Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata') description

Silver Holly hedging is well suited to moist to well-drained soils and full to partial sunlight. It also copes well in exposed, coastal sites. As a slow growing, evergreen, Silver Holly is low maintenance and you will be greatly rewarded with year round interest from its brightly variegated leaves, white flowers and red berries. Like all Holly plants, Silver Holly is a bit gappy when young but it does mature to a very thick impenetrable screen.

Popular uses for silver margined holly hedges

With its prickly leaves and bushy habit Silver Holly is the perfect solution when looking for an intruder deterrent for your boundary and when pruned it will make beautifully decorative formal hedging.

Combine Silver Holly with

We recommend growing this evergreen alone to create an attractive, variegated display. Or grow together with other shrubs for hedging.

Growth rate of Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Silver Holly is slow growing but will achieve approximately 10-20cm pa. Silver Holly is ideal for heights up to 10m

Care and pruning advice for Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' hedging is very low maintenance and simply needs a light trim every winter to keep it in neat. Please view the Best 4 Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Planting density recommendations for Silver holly hedge plants

For information on planting density please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can find out about hedge planting density here.

Silver Holly Hedges are available to buy year round as Pot Grown plants. Bare Roots are available for delivery from autumn –- spring and can be pre-–ordered from mid-summer.

On the whole, our Silver Holly is UK grown by our experts who have years of nursery growing knowledge and experience. If we do source Silver Holly from outside of the UK, we make it our aim to ensure that our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we make every effort to make sure that your plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest quality, all whilst protecting our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy Silver Holly online with total confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 23 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 23 reviews for Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
April 28, 2019 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Good healthy plants but not the size we ordered and paid for

December 20, 2018 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

As Above

November 3, 2018 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Strong healthy plant ready to go into ground

October 8, 2018 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'


February 25, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Good quality plants

February 17, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

As Above

November 28, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Excellent plants

June 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Lovely big well shaped plant, very healthy.

April 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Good healthy plants. Had been hoping for 2 male and 2 female but only one with berries (female ) and 3 without (male? ).

March 18, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

As Above

March 1, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Hedging plants are looking good in their 'new' home

February 27, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

As Above

February 8, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Again looks healthy

November 3, 2015 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Exactly what I was looking for - plants appear to be to specification and of excellent quality.

September 1, 2015 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Lovely and pack very well.

March 31, 2015 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Seem perfect - as long as they grow!

February 19, 2015 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

Was disappointed with the size of the plants. Paid extra for the 60cm - 90cm ones but they were definitely on the smaller size of that range!! Should have perhaps gone for the cheaper size.

November 17, 2014 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

healthy looking plants.

September 23, 2014 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

lovely plants, better than expected

September 20, 2014 | Anonymous
Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

As Above

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Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


  • Orders £100 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £100 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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