Dark, blue-green, spiny leaves and purple-black stems are a feature of this slow-growing, dense, bushy shrub. A profusion of small, white spring flowers. Grow as a companion pollinator to Ilex ‘Blue Angel’. Excellent hedging plant. Tolerates semi-shade and cold conditions. Evergreen tree that grows at a slow rate to reach 2.5m (H) x 2m (W) in 10 years.