Ilex Dragon Lady
Ilex x. aquipernyi is a cross between I. aquifolium (English holly) and I. pernyi(perny holly). ‘Meschick’, commonly sold under the trade name of DRAGON LADY, is a female cultivar that grows as an upright, symmetrical, very narrow pyramid, eventually maturing to 10-20’ tall and to 4-6’ wide. Spiny, ovate-quadrangular, evergreen, dark green leaves are attractive year round. Scarlet fruits mature in fall and remain on the plant through winter. DRAGON LADY is sometimes listed as a meserve hybrid, but belongs underIlexxaquipernyi. U. S. Plant Patent PP4996 was issued on March 15, 1983.