• Hardy
  • Canadian Grown
  • Value Packs
  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess' (female)

Blue Princess Holly, Blue Princess Blue Holly, Female Blue Holly, Blue Princess Meserve Holly

Main interest:
evergreen, winter interest, showy red berries, low maintenance, attracts birds
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
dark bluish green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 8 ft (2.4 m) width: 6 ft (1.8 m)
specimen, hedge, mass planting, foundation, defensive screen

Blue Princess Holly (Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Princess') is a fantastic, evergreen shrub beloved for its red berries and winter colours. This broadleaf evergreen holly usually reaches 6 to 8' (1.8 to 2.4m) tall.

Glossy, dark bluish green leaves with spiny toothed edges remain all year and match the vibrant dark purple stems.

Small greenish-white flowers in the spring develop into abundant cheerful red berries throughout the fall and often persist during the winter season. Blue Princess Blue Holly is a female variety that needs a nearby male plant to pollinate it, and produce berries. Plant one male for every 3 to 5 female blue holly plants. These delightful berries are highly appreciated by local birds during the winter months.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.


Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Ilex meserveae 'Blue Princess'

Also known as: Blue Princess Meserve Hybrid Holly, Female Meserve Holly, Evergreen Holly

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