Ilex Meserveae Blue Maid Standard 80-100cm


Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Maid’ – Standard Form

Plant Fact File:

  • Standard Height: 80-100 cm
  • Season of Interest: Year-round (evergreen)
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • Fragrant: No
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Soil Type: Well-draining, loamy soil


Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Maid’ is a classic and popular evergreen holly known for its glossy, deep green foliage and vibrant red berries. In its standard form with a height of 80-100 cm, it’s well-suited for use as a decorative and compact ornamental shrub or as a part of your garden or landscape design.

This variety of holly is particularly prized for its year-round interest. The dark green leaves create an attractive backdrop for the brilliant red berries, which appear in the autumn and persist into winter. The combination of glossy green foliage and vibrant berries makes ‘Blue Maid’ a stunning and decorative addition to any garden.

‘Blue Maid’ holly exhibits a moderate growth rate and is generally hardy, capable of withstanding a range of weather conditions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soil.