Tarajo holly (Ilex latifolia)
Tarajo holly (Ilex latifolia) is a shrub that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Tarajo holly (Ilex latifolia).
This plant has several common names including: Tarajo holly or broad-leaved holly.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 10-20 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Tarajo holly, broad-leaved holly
Scientific name: Ilex latifolia
Plant type: Shrubs, Trees
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens
Planting type: Hedging & Screens, Low Maintenance, Wall-side Borders
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Tarajo holly (Ilex latifolia), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Tarajo holly (Ilex latifolia) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Ilex latifolia likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Tarajo holly (Ilex latifolia) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.