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C O M M O N  N A M E:  Silver Hedgehog Holly
F A M I L Y:  Aquifoliaceae
H A B I T:  Evergreen or deciduous shrub
O R I G I N:  Europe
Z O N E :  6 to 9  
H E I G H T:  15   
S U N : Full sun to full shade
S O I L : Well-drained

T A G S :  barrier plant, male clone, showy, drought tolerant, deer resistant, toxic

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Leaves are glossy, variegated, spiny and its margins are extremely pointy and prickly. 

Because it is a male clone holly, it does not produce berries.

C A R E

This holly can grow well in a wide range of soil types, as long as it well-drained, but prefers rich and organic types. Prune in winter and early to mid summer. In brighter settings with more sun, its growth has better color and density. Lay a thick layer of mulch around roots for winter protection from cold extremes.

L A N D S C A P E   V A L U E

It can be used as a vertical accent plant, for massings, as a barrier or screen, and for topiary.