Ilex X aquipernyi ‘Meschick’ Dragon Lady

('Dragon Lady', Holly)


$34.99


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Ilex x aquipernyi is a cross between I. aquifolium (English holly) and I. pernyi (perny holly). ‘Meschick’, commonly sold under the trade name of DRAGON LADY, is a female cultivar that grows as an upright, symmetrical, very narrow pyramid, eventually maturing to 10-20′ tall and to 4-6′ wide. Spiny, ovate-quadrangular, evergreen, dark green leaves are attractive year round. Scarlet fruits mature in fall and remain on the plant through winter.

Description

Easily grown in acidic, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best fruit production occurs in full sun, but plants generally appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Foliage tends to open up as the amount of shade increases. Avoid poorly drained soils. Mulch will help retain soil moisture and deter weed growth. Prune in winter if needed. Hollies are dioecious (separate male and female plants). In order to set fruit, female plants need a nearby male pollinator. DRAGON LADY is a female cultivar. I. ‘Blue Stallion’ and I. ‘Blue Prince’ are reportedly good pollinators. DRAGON LADY is winter hardy to USDA Zone 6.

Additional information

Common Name

'Dragon Lady', Holly

Botanical Name

Ilex X aquipernyi 'Meschick' Dragon Lady

Container/Amount

7-8' BB

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

15 ft.

Width

6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Berry Color

red

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