Ilex x. meserveae ‘Blue Maid’


The Blue Maid is a relatively low-maintenance hybrid holly that grows best in moist and well-drained soils. The plant is evergreen hybrid holly that most often is grown up to 8 feet tall, though occasionally significantly higher, and is ideal for hedging or creating an outdoor screen. The shrub is quite hardy and has snag-free purple-green foliage that looks lovely along walkways or as border plantings. The densely bushy plant has bright red berries and distinctive purple stems, which makes it looks fantastic under snowfall and throughout the remainder of the year. For a sturdy winter-friendly holly bush, the Blue Maid is an excellent choice.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Your Hardiness Zone:
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Deer Resistance: Yes
Watering Requirements: Weekly, or possibly more often in containers or extreme heat
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Size: Up to 12’ height and 4’ width
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones: 4 - 9 and 14 - 17
Pest/Disease Issues: Potential insect problems include holly leaf miner, spider mites, whitefly and scale. Potential disease problems include leaf spot, leaf rot, tar spot and powdery mildew.