Ilex ×altaclerensis (Loudon) Dallim.

Highclere Holly

I. aquifolium × I. perado. Large shrubs or trees to 15 m or so tall. Leaves mostly 6-10 cm long without teeth or with small, regularly distributed teeth.

Garden origin.

Differs from I. aquifolium in being a generally more robust plant with larger flowers, fruits and leaves, also leaf margins more or less flat, the spines regularly distributed.

S. Andrews (1983).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Aquifoliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Ilex ×altaclerensis 'Golden King'

Female clone. Leaves oblong-ovate, dark green marbled with grey-green and with a broad, bright golden margin.Often used in floral arrangements.a sport arising before 1870 at Lawson Nsy, Edinburgh and int. 1898.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Aquifoliales
family       Aquifoliaceae
genus        Ilex L.