The foliage of Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King
The foliage of Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King
Small specimens of Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King on the Barcham Trees nursery
The golden margined Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King
Small Golden King Holly from this batch

Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King

Golden King Holly

Estimated fully grown height 3-7m

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Product Details

Small specimens are 1.25-1.5m tall and supplied in a 100L container.

Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King, known as Golden King Holly, was derived from a cutting taken from a holly tree in Edinburgh in the1880s and it remains one of the best gold variegated hollies available today.

It has smooth leaves rather than spiky and its solid slow growth forms a pyramidal shape at maturity which is ideal for garden planting.

Ilex x altaclerensis Golden King thrives best on well drained soils and perversely it is female rather than male as its name would suggest.

Mature Height: 3-7m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening from ground level,
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

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

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.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.