This beautiful evergreen tree has been treasured for centuries for its bright red berries which ripen in winter. The Holly tree's glossy, spiked leaves are wonderful for garden birds to safely make their nests. In spring the delicate, scented flowers are loved by our bees and butterflies.
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A Holly tree, botanical name: Ilex aquafolium, is either male or female. This becomes apparent as the tree matures; the male Holly tree has pale yellow flowers and the female’s are white.
This Holly tree is 50-60cm high and may be trimmed into a formal topiary shape. It may reach a height of 2 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.
A card with your personal message, the story of the Holly tree's ancient symbolism and a full care guide is also enclosed with your gift. Add a personalised brass heart, star or plaque (see images) engraved with your message so this special gift is always remembered.
PLEASE NOTE Your parcel travels in a clear recyclable bag so the couriers and recipients are aware a living tree is inside it and must be opened as soon as possible.
In Celtic mythology the sacred Holly tree symbolises peace and goodwill. For more symbolism read our blog on the Holly tree here.
Your Holly tree will happily grow in its organic pot for the next few weeks, just place it in a sheltered spot outside or in a cool conservatory. Holly trees appreciate being drenched with water (fresh rain water is best) when the top soil is almost dry. It’s important not to over-water as the roots will suffocate, if constantly wet. We have added special nutrients to your tree’s compost and this organic goodness will release over several months to ensure your tree continues to flourish.
Plant your Holly tree, still in its organic pot so the roots are not disturbed, in a larger flower pot (one with holes for drainage) or in a sunny spot in the garden.
The Present Tree's Organic Plant Care is packed with all the health-boosting goodness suitable for your Holly tree. Click here for more details.