Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' #2 at Bute Park

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Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' (centre tree)
late December 2015

Grid reference ST 17749 76742
Common name Highclere holly
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status GB Champion 2013
Missing tag 2019
Height 16M December 2015
Girth 170cm December 2015
Reference 381

This tree is north west of the Blackfriars site. (Immediately south of it is another of the same type which has multiple stems.)

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' bark

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' bark
December 2015

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' foliage

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' foliage
late December 2015

General tree description

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens', Highclere holly, is a cross between I. aquifolium and I. perado. It grows to around 10 metres tall and has broad glossy leaves with no spines or with a small number of sharp teeth. As a male holly it produces no fruits.