Very easy difficulty – 1/5
Daily throughout the growing season, keep moist in winter
Part sun, part shade
Europe, NW Africa
White flowers followed by red fruits
Suitable for all bonsai styles, except broom
The English Holly is now widely distributed in forests from Europe to North Africa and makes a lovely, carefree Bonsai.
Fascinatingly, the leaves have three to five sharp spines on each side, pointing alternately upward and downward. This doesn’t put any wildlife off as the berries are an important food source.
- Packet includes 30 seeds and an electronic English Holly Bonsai Growing Guide