- Fast Growing
- Great Set Of Berries
- Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
- Great Privacy Hedge
The Holly ‘China Girl’, Ilex X meserveae ‘Mesog’, is a quick growing female selection that has one of the best berry sets of any holly. ‘China Boy’ is a must-have companion in order for ‘China Girl to set berries.
Its growth habit is a dense, upright and rounded form. It takes to pruning well so it can be kept much smaller, and is useful as a shaped hedge. Choose a sunny to partly sunny site with well-drained soil, making sure there is enough space for this shrub to grow to its mature spread. It should be sheltered from winter sun and wind.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once ‘China Girl’ is established, usually by the third year, you only need to water in times of drought. The glossy-green foliage takes to shearing and shaping well.
‘China Girl’ is truly an exceptional landscape plant since it is cold hardy and heat tolerant. Use as a privacy hedge, a landscape specimen or accent plant.