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Native Holly

Native Holly

Alchornea ilicifolia

Regular price $46.25 AUD
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Expected Height Range:

2 m - 4 m

Spread Range:

1 m - 2 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun, Partial sun, and Partial shade

Common uses:

Attractive foliage, Border planting, Coastal garden, Container growing, Courtyard garden, Low maintenance garden, Privacy screening, Supports wildlife, Wow! factor, and Textural interest

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:

Perennial

Habitat:

Naturally found in eastern Australia, particularly in Queensland and New South Wales, often in coastal forests and subtropical rainforests

Leaf information:

Glossy, dark green leaves with red/bronze new growth and serrated edges that resemble holly leaves

Preferred Soil:

Prefers well-drained soils. Tolerates a range of moisture levels but does not thrive in waterlogged conditions

Native Holly is loved for its distinctive holly-like leaves and small, inconspicuous flowers. This hardy and versatile plant is low maintenance and supports local wildlife, making it an excellent choice for native gardens and naturalistic landscapes.

Care Considerations:

Moderate watering needs, reasonably drought tolerant once established. Apply organic mulch to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. While not required you can feed with a balanced fertiliser during the growing season. Minimal pruning is required, recommended only to maintain shape or remove dead/damaged branches.
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