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  • Close up of Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata leaves
  • Variegated Holly hedging leaves
  • Green Holly leaves with creamy margins

Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

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Silver Holly hedge

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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.

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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' reviews

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Feedback for Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata' has been compiled from 18 customer reviews

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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

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Excellent plants
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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Weigela hedge plants
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  • Cherry Laurel hedge plants
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Lovely big well shaped plant, very healthy.
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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
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Good healthy plants. Had been hoping for 2 male and 2 female but only one with berries (female ) and 3 without (male? ).
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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' hedge plants
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  • Holly hedge plants
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as expected: height good, good condition
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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • After Plant for evergreen hedging & topiary
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Hedging plants are looking good in their 'new' home
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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Berberis x ottawensis hedge plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' hedge plants
  • Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' hedge plants
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Delivery was very quick, and the website easy to use. Not sure my order was correct or not see Pyracantha. Plants look good, and were packaged well.
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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
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  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Holly hedge plants
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII' hedge plants
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Again looks healthy
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Ilex Argentea Marginata

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
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Exactly what I was looking for - plants appear to be to specification and of excellent quality.
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Ilex Argentea Marginata

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Lovely and pack very well.
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Seem perfect - as long as they grow!
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