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A beautiful holly hedge. Evergreen holly makes an excellent hedge that looks good all year round. Holly provides food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. If you're thinking of planting a hedge, ensure that your hedge grows right down to the ground, hedgehogs shelter and often nest under hedges, so this is an important habitat for hedgehogs and other wild animals.

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Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata Pendula'. Is a variegated female holly with a weeping habit.

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Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' - Pumpkin Beth

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Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' has orange-red berries.

The Holly Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pictured in November.

This Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' was purchased from Squire's Garden Centre in Milford. This standard, evergreen holly would make a perfect Christmas gift.

Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens'.

A Holly Blue Butterfly, also known by its scientific name of Celastrina argiolus, pictured resting on Ilex aquifolium 'JC Van Tol', a self-fertile female holly that readily produces bright red berries every winter, without the need for a male pollinator in the near vicinity.

Hollies flower over a prolonged period, which is very beneficial for bees and other pollinating insects.

Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens' - Pumpkin Beth