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Ilex lack of love and respect - anyone have a good one?

Posted by toronado3800 Z6 St. Louis (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 27, 11 at 21:51

Few years back I planted a couple tiny variegated Ilex something or others. One is hanging out, the other dead from too much water I figure.

I also have two decent looking generic hollies about my height. Just today I thought they were looking pretty good against the drab background.

Then I thought almost every other type of tree gets a photo gallery around here. Anyone have some good Ilex anything to show?


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RE: Ilex lack of love and respect - anyone have a good one?

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 28, 11 at 4:37

This probably isn't what you had in mind.
Ilex crenata, 'Convexa'.
I started these plants as cuttings years ago.
Works way better than Boxwood in my climate.
Mike

Topiary, Ilex crenata, 'Convexa'


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  • Posted by j0nd03 7 west/central AR (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 28, 11 at 10:03

That is awesome, Mike! They do make terrific hedges, although they are not used as such near enough here. They are somewhat commonly planted as specimens/accents, but the only ones I have seen as a hedge are at my parents house.

Do you do the pruning on that lizard?

John


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RE: Ilex lack of love and respect - anyone have a good one?

Very cool, Mike! I love Ilex, hubby just brought home a couple small ones for out back. A couple weeks ago we found some 'Hector's Gold' i.v. and planted them up front as a hedge, I posted about them on the shrubs forum as I couldn't find much info on this variety. Love the look of them, hope they live long and prosper in their new location. :)

Hector's Gold Holly


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 29, 11 at 21:49

Here's one I propagated a number of years ago.
They root pretty easy, but slow off the git-go.
Mike
A varigated Ilex aquafolium.

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And a close-up.

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RE: Ilex lack of love and respect - anyone have a good one?

Well there are a couple good ones out there!

What inspired tue lizard? I had a deer take a few bites around an arborvitae, give it a poodle tail look for a couple years. Nothing cool like a lizard.

How does your aquafolium hold up? Does it burn in summer or winter?


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  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 30, 11 at 8:00

No burning at all, but that's in our climate with good soil and adequate water.

Look what I did to an Arborvitae that tipped over because I planted it at 10 ft. tall, too close to my cabin. It leaned out and ice brought it down. I left it there. You can see the rootball on the right. I have trimmed the lower branches to make it look like a grove. Well, ....sorta.
Thuja, 'Emerald'
It's there on a whim.
Mike


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  • Posted by jqpublic 7b/8a Wake County NC (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 30, 11 at 23:32

^Awesome idea!


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