Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' #3 at Bute Park

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Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens'
January 2016

Grid reference ST 17437 77796
Common name Highclere holly
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous No
Status GB Champion 2023
Tag 3890
Height 15M January 2016
Girth 212cm January 2016
Girth 230cm July 2023
Reference 797

This tree is on the east edge of the Blackweir playing fields, north of the changing rooms and close to the bank of the canal.

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' bark

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' bark
January 2016

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' bark2

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' bark
January 2016

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' leaf

Ilex x altaclerensis 'Nigrescens' leaves
late January 2016

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.