Reaching its ultimate height of up to 8 metres in a span of 20 to 50 years, Ilex golden king is an impressive tree to cherish and enjoy for a lifetime. The shrub boasts dark evergreen foliage all year round that’s embellished with a golden yellow trim. If you’re particularly lucky, sometimes fully golden leaves bloom like a prized piece of treasure. Small delicate white flowers flourish in spring which are followed by reddish brown berries budding in the autumn.
As well as its stunning appearance, Ilex Golden King boosts wildlife through its excellent pollinating properties. The shrub is highly attractive to bees, birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects as well as providing a nutritious food source for caterpillars. Bees and butterflies love its nectar rich flowers whilst birds appreciate the seeds that bud from the berries. Planting an Ilex Golden King is a guaranteed way to transform your garden into a pollinating paradise.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.
What Is Supplied
Item 511460 supplied as:
Can grow in most soils yet will thrive in those that are fertile and moist
Best planted in full sun positions for vibrant leaves
Grow near a male plant for a flourishing crop of berries
Tolerates seaside air and atmospheric pollution
Prune in early spring
May be susceptible to scale insects, holly leaf miner whilst young shoots may be susceptible to aphids
Susceptible to root rot, holly leaf blight and sometimes honey fungus
Berries may cause mild stomach upset if ingested. Toxic to humans, cats, dogs and horses.
Can irritate the skin - wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling