Holly ‘Heckenfee’ is an evergreen hybrid of ilex aquifolium and ilex rugosa. Most noteworthy are its extreme hardiness (down to -30C) and its finely serrated, glossy leaves with bluish hue, which really set this variety apart from common holly (ilex aquifolium). Even though the leaves are serrated, they are not as prickly as common holly leaves. As a female cultivar holly ‘Heckenfee’ produces berries, unlike its male counterpart ‘Heckenstar’.
This cultivar will need to be interplanted with a couple of ‘Heckenstar’ pollinators in order to produce berries. Holly ‘Heckenfee’ will grow in any soil and prefers a moist, well-drained site in sun or shade. This slow growing hedging species (15-30cm p.a.) requires little maintenance and can grow to 3 metres tall. Like all other varieties of holly, holly ‘Heckenfee’ is poisonous from top to bottom (including the berries).