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Cultural Details for Ilex x meserveae 'Mesid'

Common Name:
Blue Maid® Meserve Holly

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Small white flowers in late April; male plants slightly showier.

Fruit Details:
Abundant bright red shiny fruit, 0.33" diameter.

Fall Color:
Leathery leaves are evergreen leaves, abundant berries are red and quite showy

Bark Details:
Stout, often with slight ridges, reddish purple.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
FEMALE form. Considered one of the hardiest of the group, has a good pyramid shape, produces a good crop of red fruits.

Culture and Care:
Prefers well-drained soil, sun to shade

This plant was blooming:
4/14/2010 - 5/10/2010
4/22/2005 - 5/6/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 2

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.