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August Deliveries

There may be some delays in deliveries during August due to hot weather etc. but please order as normal and we will give you a likely delivery date, and hopefully get your plants to you as quickly as we can. If you can come and collect it saves you the delivery charge PLUS we will refund you 10% off when you visit.

20% off Hardy Shrubs
20% off Exotic, half-hardy plants and succulents

Ilex aquifolium 'Madame Briot'

Plant Type: Hardy Shrub

Hollies are so great for wildlife and this one has attractive glossy green leaves with a golden yellow edge. It is a female variety so it will bear berries providing there is male Holly nearby. 

Ilex aquifolium 'Madame Briot'

RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Season of Interest:  All year round
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/Situation:  Sunny Border
Planting Style:  low maintenance
Suggested Use:  Hedging or Screening
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Variegated
Berries or Fruit:  Yes
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Susceptible to Honey Fungus


4 in stock  

4 in stock

Price:  £7.60
List Price:  £9.50
Saving Of:  £1.90 (20%)

20% off Hardy Shrubs

Hollies are so great for wildlife providing shelter for birds year round, nectar for pollinating insects and berries in winter for the birds to feast on. Female varieties are the ones which bear the berries providing there is male Holly nearby so generally you will need both. Some varieties are self fertile such as Ilex JC Van Tol.

Hollies will grow in most soil types they just don't like sitting in waterlogged soil. They will grow in sun or part shade although variegated ones do best in full sun. They can have a tendency to revert to plain green if they get too much shade. Hollies are slow growing putting on around 10-20cm a year which makes them easy to keep under control. They don't really require much pruning at all just trim back to the desired size when required. Just bear in mind cutting female varieties hard back will probably mean you will miss the berries that year as the pollinated flowers will have been removed.

Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £35) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  


See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.