Holly aquifolium 'Alaska' on trunk is a popular plant
Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska', which is the botanical name of the holly on trunk, is a very decorative plant with many uses. You can use it as a balcony or patio plant and enjoy it all year round. The holly is particularly popular as a Christmas decoration and is decorated with small pendants. Its leaves and berries also invite you to use them as decorative elements in an Advent arrangement. As it is absolutely winter-hardy, it does not need any special winter protection and is therefore also the right plant for garden beginners.
A good location for the Ilex aquifolium'Alaska' on trunk
As the holly is a hardy plant, it is very tolerant of its location. It can stand or be planted in any location, regardless of whether it is in the sun, partial shade or shade. The soil should be a normal garden soil that is well-drained and not acidic. The beautiful shaped shrub not only catches the eye of onlookers when it is planted as a plant, but is also a real enrichment when planted in the garden. As the holly is hardy and evergreen, it looks particularly beautiful in winter, when frost makes the prickly leaves glisten even more or it stands out in the snow with its intense colour. Due to its beautiful growth habit, the holly can be planted in any bed as an eye-catcher, it suits any space.
The Alaskan holly is valuable for humans and animals
The holly has a very decorative value due to its shape and the deep green colour of the leaves. These leaves are oval, glossy, prickly and grow all year round. In the period from May to June the holly bears white flowers. After the flowering period, more precisely in the period from October to March, red berries are present on the plant as a contrast to the leaves. These berries are not suitable for consumption, but are very popular with garden birds. Blackbirds in particular eat these berries heavily and so the Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska' on a trunk contributes to nature conservation.