Highfield Hollies - The Collection
The result of a cross between Ilex aquifolium and I. perado. They usually make large shrubs or small to medium-sized trees of vigorous growth with large handsome leaves. Very good in industrial and seaside conditions. A very hardy, vigorous medium-sized tree with broadly ovate shiny green leaves. Free fruiting. Dark glossy leaves, only a few spines and with abundant orange-red fruit. Female. c 1874. Beautiful purple-green leaves, almost spineless, and large red berries. Female. c 1865. James G. Esson.
Highfield Hollies - Events
Presentation on Ilex Vomitoria in North and South America and the Production of Mate Tea. As part of the current fund-raising drive for Alton Abbey we gave a talk and slide-show at the Abbey. The talk was followed by a demonstration of the making of Yerba Mate tea and a tasting. Visit by Beech Village Gardening Society. The collection was visited by members of the Beech Village Gardening Society. Details of their visit, including some attractive photographs they took, can be found on their website.