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I only bought this about 4 weeks ago and don't know what happened to its label. I remember that it has to be in the shade and and if there was a male plant as well there'd be more red berries. Can any one idenfify it please
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Looking at the shape of the leaves and the fact it would like a male companion suggests it is a member of the Ilex (Holly) family. :)
 
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DeborahJane you have three different answers so far. Perhaps you can call in where you bought it to find out it's name. :)
 
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DeborahJane you have three different answers so far. Perhaps you can call in where you bought it to find out it's name. :)
I finally found it.
It is a Ilex Meserveae or Blue Princess or Blue Holly. Unfortunately it needs a Blue Prince to have abundant red berries. Let's hope she manages a reasonable display without her Prince Charming :p
 
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I'm glad you managed to identify your Ilex. (y) With a height and spread of 10-15ft I think you may have to move it in the future. :)
 
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The foliage pictured is not remotely similar to Blue Prince. There are no spines on your leaf margins.
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Here is another picture of Ilex Meserveae. Quite often the new leaves on holly are without the same spines :) Very often Holly shows polymorphism.
 
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Very often Holly shows polymorphism.
It costs the plant energy to produce spines, so it will save it where it can.

The upper leaves of a holly bush often don't have spines as its above grazing height.
 

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