Ilex can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn.
'Heckenfee' holly is an upright version of the blue holly (Ilex x meserveae). It makes a dense shrub, so is ideal for hedging, but can also be trained into a handsome small tree. As a tree it is very small, for it only grows to about 4m.
Grows best in a well-drained soil in a sunny position; also suitable for partial shade.