Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' at Bute Park

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Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens'
early December 2015

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Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens'
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 17437 77359
Common name Moonlight holly
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status Wales Champion 2015
Missing tag 2935
Height 10M December 2015
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 371

This tree is towards the centre of Blackweir woodland south. Its leaves vary in colour and many are unspined. Some branches are showing a plain green leaf.

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' bark

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' bark
December 2015

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' foliage

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' foliage
early December 2015

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' fruit

Ilex aquifolium 'Flavescens' new berries
early June 2016

General tree description

Ilex aquifolium 'flavescens' is a cultivar of the Common holly, Ilex aquifolium, with brilliant yellow young leaves that fade to dark green variegated canary-yellow and gold. It is a female holly and bears red fruit in late autumn and winter.