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Finetooth Holly – Ilex serrate

(30 seeds)

$4.35

A versatile tree that’s great for almost all bonsai styles.

A popular bonsai specimen grown in various upright, slanting and cascade styles. This variety has densely packed and small deep green, glossy leaves that sometimes get this tree confused with Japanese Box. Producing lovely purple flowers followed by fine red fruit, this tree makes for an attractive and compact specimen.  
 

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A popular bonsai specimen grown in various upright, slanting and cascade styles. This variety has densely packed and small deep green, glossy leaves that sometimes get this tree confused with Japanese Box. Producing lovely purple flowers followed by fine red fruit, this tree makes for an attractive and compact specimen.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor or Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds

In the Garden

This compact deciduous holly reaches up to 3m tall with equal or greater spread. Pale yellow berries ripen in March and stand out on reddish-brown branches, persisting into early winter and attracting birds.

Propagation

Best grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. The tree is adaptable to wet soils and grows best in a sunny position. Only female plants produce fruit, so it is best to grow several plants to be sure of getting a female.

Common Name:Finetooth Holly
Scientific Name:Ilex serrate
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Pink
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds
Growing Information

In the Garden

This compact deciduous holly reaches up to 3m tall with equal or greater spread. Pale yellow berries ripen in March and stand out on reddish-brown branches, persisting into early winter and attracting birds.

Propagation

Best grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. The tree is adaptable to wet soils and grows best in a sunny position. Only female plants produce fruit, so it is best to grow several plants to be sure of getting a female.

Product Details
Common Name:Finetooth Holly
Scientific Name:Ilex serrate
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Pink
Bonsai Location:Indoor or Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:2-5m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds

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