The variegated foliage of Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata
The variegated foliage of Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata
The foliage and berries of Ilex aquifolium in detail
Small specimens of Ilex aquifolium Aregentea Marginata on the row of the Barcham Trees nursery
Small Variegated Holly, Broad Leaved Silver Holly  from this batch

Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata

Variegated Holly, Broad Leaved Silver Holly

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Small specimens are 1.5-2m tall

Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata is a free-fruiting, female variegated holly that won the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

This pretty Variegated Silver Holly has the characteristic wavy margin to the leaves which is often associated with Holly varieties; as the name suggests, the leaf margin is variegated, exhibiting a distinct creamy edge.  This Holly is female and produces a good crop of bright red berries that contrast fantastically with the brightly coloured foliage.  These berries will remain on the tree throughout the winter, until they are gradually depleted by wildlife.  In addition, the new foliage of this evergreen displays a pink tinge, further adding to the appeal of this small evergreen.  For berry production, this Holly needs to be planted in the vicinity of a male Holly variety.

Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata is a slow growing Holly which will remain pyramidal in shape at maturity.  Like all hollies, it will tolerate partial shade and prefers to be planted in well drained soils; it will not tolerate water logging. 

With its dramatic coloured foliage and bright berry display, this specimen is idea for border planting in small gardens and makes a great hedge.  It is also a good specimen option, however as we only grow this as a feathered Small bush at Barcham, it would not be the best choice for screening.

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
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Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

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