Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'
Most holly varieties are either male or female (a few are self-fertile) and both kinds need to be grown in the vicinity for the female shrubs to bear berries. This is a female, noted for its fine crops of red berries, which in autumn stand out in startling contrast to the cream edged and greyish mottled leaves.
Plant near a male holly, or a self fertile holly for pollination Plants make dense attractive shrubs, with purple stems. Berries will form after 3-4 years usually
Like all common holly varieties, it is a robust plant, ideal for hedges and screens, both inland and by the sea, but also makes a good specimen shrub. Grows to a height of about 3-4 m