Emerald Magic Meserve Holly (Ilex x meserveae ‘WillEmer’)

Emerald Magic Meserve Holly

A high shine sturdy accent and the deep blue-green, broad-leaf evergreen structure of the Emerald Magic® Meserve Holly (Ilex x meserveae ‘WillEmer’) is a fantastic backbone for any garden design! Bright and colorful, the dark green foliage has a blue tone and a high-gloss shine!

The serrated edges are pokey like traditional Holly but retain that classic leaf shape. New growth has amazing red stems and red edges, giving the entire shrub a luscious two-tone effect! Dense, bushy, and rounded, Emerald Magic® evergreen Hollies grow to about 4 feet tall and wide, however, can prune to any size or shape! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, this wonderful shrub even displays burgundy-tinged fall color!

White flowers appear and attract pollinators, but Emerald Magic® is a male Holly so there is no messy fruit! Letting the shiny, fine-textured foliage and strong foliage color take center stage and provide a strong presence in the garden for all seasons! This is an excellent male Blue Holly pollinator for Blue female Hollies!

Planting and Application:

A remarkably polished shrub with blue-green leaves, Emerald Magic® is a stand-out specimen or high-style accent. Emerald Magic® highlights any bed or border, and complements any garden style! The pointed leaves offer great defense against trespassers while looking pretty and inviting!

A row of Emerald Magic® sparkles as a privacy hedge or low barrier, or a winding row to define your property. A pair of Holly sentries will welcome guests to your front door, especially since Emerald Magic® fits amazingly as a container plant or into your favorite urn as a thriller!

A steady evergreen presence like this melds with all garden styles and sizes! Faster growing, Emerald Magic® Meserve Holly means privacy with no waiting. The dense growth lends itself perfectly as lush screening specimens!

Plant one as an accent in your favorite garden urn or on a raised berm to further set this amazing plant apart from the rest! Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of these impressive shrubs around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture! Boost curb appeal exponentially as a low foundation planting. Plus, Emerald Magic® can handle the edge of wooded areas and wildlife gardens without attention from deer!

  • Attractive Glossy Blue-Green Foliage
  • Traditional Holly Leaf With Small Spines
  • Fast-Growing Dense Rounded Form
  • New Growth Has Red Stems & Edges
  • Broad-Leaved Evergreen With Burgundy Tinge In Fall!
  • Small White Blossoms Attracts Pollinators
  • Fruitless Male Holly

Tips for Care:

Heat and cold hardy in zones 4 through 9, Meserve Holly prefer partial sun in hot climates, while handling full sun in cooler zones. Holly needs slightly acidic soil conditions and can become chlorotic in alkaline. Also needing higher moisture, it must be well-drained soils. Requiring well-watered soil in full sun for best results. Standing up to urban pollution, they’re not particular about soil type. Doing well in both sandy and clay soils, Blue Holly won’t mind some salinity and are strong against the wind.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soils
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Little To No Pruning
  • Resistant to Salt, Deer, Rabbits & Pollution!

Extremely attractive shrubs like Emerald Magic® are surprisingly low maintenance while adding immense character in return!

Emerald Magic Meserve Holly (Ilex x meserveae ‘WillEmer’) Details

Common name Emerald Magic Meserve Holly
Botanical name Ilex x meserveae 'WillEmer'
Plant type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Hardiness zone 5 - 9
Growth rate Medium
Height 3 - 4 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color White - Insignificant