Ilex aquifolium 'Golden van Tol' is a top seller at Todd's Botanics, it is a truly stunning holly with many qualities. The van Tol cultivars are self fertile so will produce lovely red berries in winter, in wonderful contrast to the golden variegation. 'Golden van Tol' has broad glossy leaves which have fairly smooth edges, so no spikes! This makes trimming a lot more pleasant. This shrub size is perfect for training in to a specimen tree or ideal for hedging or screening.
Hollies will grow well in either shade or sun and a variegated holly will really brighten up a dark corner - usually a difficult space. If it is planted in a pot then it can be also placed in that tricky dry/shady spot that you are always struggling with, all you will have to do is remember to water it! Hollies will actually grow in very dry areas once they are established and they have their roots down.
Where more than one tree is ordered we will do our best to match up trees to work well together. We also provide full care notes with every order. Hollies, like other standards, will look great in pots as well as in the ground, we recommend http://www.vasotoscano.com/ for frostproof terracotta pots.