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Ilex ‘Dragon Lady’

(I. x aquipernyi)

Dragon Lady Holly

Zone 6b–8a. Considered to be the perfect columnar holly; grows to 16–20' H × 4–6' W; use as specimen or hedge; self fruiting with quite a bit of variation, plants under stress are very heavily fruited as we would expect, very dense with smaller leaves than most hollies with very stiff, pointed spines; dark glossy green foliage with a very apparent reddish tint on the new flush; everyone who sees it wishes all hollies would look this good; ‘Dragon Lady’ prefers to leave open spots or holes on the side; this is resolved by very heavy shearing while youthful but the process greatly increases the production cycle and cost, we see 4–5 foot, well developed plants after 6–7 years from a 1 or 2 gallon liner.

Ilex ‘Dragon Lady’
Ilex ‘Dragon Lady’


Ilex Notes Caliper Height Spread 5+ 10+ 25+
Ilex ‘Dragon Lady’ deer resistance 54" $162 $141 $130
deer resistance 5' $190 $165 $152
deer resistance 6' $225 $196 $180
deer resistance 7' $271 $236 $217
deer resistance 8' $331 $288 $265
straight columns, ideal for hedging 54" $162 $141 $130
straight columns, ideal for hedging 5' $190 $165 $152
straight columns, ideal for hedging 6' $225 $196 $180

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