These 5ft Holly hedge plants are growing in 7.5lt pots to enable quick establishment and are all currently all 5ft (150cm). Holly (Ilex Aquifolium) is also known as Common Holly or English Holly and is a very traditional hedging plant having been cultivated for many centuries and being native to the UK.
It can be clipped into a dense and prickly formal hedge or allowed to grow more informally. It can also be cut back heavily to rejuvenate an older hedge.
With its prickly green foliage and vibrant red berries, Holly is synonymous with making Christmas wreaths and other festive decorations.
Wild birds favour Holly for nesting sites and its berries are a useful additional food source in the colder months.
Holly is not the fastest growing hedge plant and one can expect 6-9 inches of growth a year. The product photograph shows hollies at 1.5ft (45cm) spacings but they could be put slightly closer together for more instant impact if required. It could also be planted in a double staggered row instead of a single row to give more immediate visual density.
Holly is tolerant of most soil types although it does not like waterlogged soil. It also grows quite happily in full sunshine and also in partial shade.
More information about planting a 6ft Holly hedge can be found on the Holly hedging category page.