Alaska Holly Hedge Plants

General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Full Shade, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Exposed Windy Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Evergreen, Hedging, Native, Screening
Ornamental Berries

Ilex aquifolium Alaska (Female)

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SIZES 1-5 6-2324-4748-99100+
40/60-2L Out of Stock £7.14Out of Stock£6.54Out of Stock£5.94Out of Stock£5.34Out of Stock£4.74
60/80-2L Out of Stock £8.34Out of Stock£7.74Out of Stock£7.14Out of Stock£6.54Out of Stock£5.94
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Holly, Alaska needs...
  • Rootgrow Root Stimulant


    From £6.00

  • Mulch Pack

    Mulch Pack, Mypex 1m Wide with Pegs

    From £25.14

  • Afterplant for Trees and Shrubs

    Rootgrow, Afterplant Tree & Shrub

    From £6.95

  • Compost, Rocket Gro Soil Improver

    RocketGro Compost, Soil Improver

    From £12.96

Ilex aquifolium Alaska: Female Green Holly Plants, Guaranteed Red Berries

Ilex aquifolium Alaska, is a guaranteed female clone of the native green holly, sure to have red berries in the winter when still quite young. It grows into a medium-sized tree as well as making a first class evergreen hedge plant or topiary specimen. A tall holly hedge is one of the best windbreaks there is, thanks to the spiny, wavy, leaves that obstruct the moving air. 
View our selection of holly hedging plants or our full range of hedging.

Alaska Holly plants are only delivered pot-grown, year round. All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots and pot aren't measured).


  • Evergreen leaves muffle sound & slow wind well.
  • 100% female plants, self fertile
  • Beautiful clipped hedging
  • Shade and damp tolerant
  • Honey fungus resistant
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators 
  • Technical RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • To 8 metres as a tree


Hollies will grow on just about any soil, both chalky and acidic. They grow well in quite deep shade, near the sea, and in areas of atmospheric pollution. Mature plants are drought resistant.

Spacing a Holly hedge: Plant Holly at 2 or 3 plants per metre, 33-50cm apart.

Did You Know? 

Alaska was bred in 1960 by German nursery H. and D. Nissen.

Holly leaves are responsive to their environment; the high up leaves on a tall tree are safe from being eaten and lose their spines. Holly wood is strong and flexible, able to resist the stresses of snow piling up on its branches and strong, wintry winds without breaking. 

This is perhaps the most deserving of our Technical RHS Award of Garden Merit's: Ilex aquifolium has one, and Alaska is an all female clone of the species. It's smaller, but apart from that it's hard to tell them apart.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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