Holly, or Ilex aquifolium by it’s full name has long been a favourite to decorate homes in winter, a British native that is traditionally associated with pretty Christmas wreathes and cut branches, hence of course the line from the popular Christmas carol ‘deck the halls with boughs of holly’.
In recent years however, it is increasingly popular to use Holly trees and bushes in attractive seasonal planters as a welcome to the home, be it as a bush covered in the gem-like red berries that shine out like glistening rubies, or perhaps as shapely lollipop standard trees either side of a doorway. We've seen this as a big trend in recent years here in the UK, to buy holly trees online has to be the quickest and easiest way to get your festive green fix, as well as a Christmas Holly Tree, why not try one of our real Christmas Trees too?
Holly also makes a fantastic gift and the trees are great features in the garden, be that as stand alone trees or even as a sturdy hedge. There is no doubt that evergreen Holly shrubs are much loved by both people and wildlife thanks to the bright red berries, they are great value and can live up to 300 years! Even when not in berry, the dark glossy foliage of holly is attractive and neat, it is usually prickly, but some types are more smooth. Traditionally seen as a symbol of fertility, and to repel satanic spirits, perhaps it’s time to get your own holly trees this festive season!