- Why is the holly a symbol of Christmas?
- The best varieties of holly
- Photo holly
Why is the holly a symbol of Christmas?
Holly holly or holly is a highly ornamental evergreen shrub with fruits-berries that ripen in winter.
On the eve of the New Year and Christmas holidays, a sprig with glossy green leaves and red berries will become a wonderful decoration for the house, they are used to make wreaths, floral arrangements, etc. The prickly holly leaves among Christians symbolize the suffering of the Savior, are a symbol of rebirth and eternal life.
Padubu endowed with powerful magical powers. This plant has high vitality, its seeds are able to germinate even in the deep shade of the forest, where other plants would not have survived.
blood red holly berries begin to ripen in the fall, then the peak of the decorativeness of this plant comes. Berries provide food for forest birds, thorny leaves serve as a shelter for them. Even in ancient times in Ireland and other countries where the holly grew, they made a fence for livestock from it, built barns and stables, suggesting that its wood serves as a talisman for them.
Fruit, red berries, were used for treatment during the smallpox epidemic in Europe. Leaves and fruits of holly have antipyretic properties. properties, but it is very dangerous to use them, as they are poisonous. Only twenty berries are a lethal dose for an adult.
In many countries of the world branches paduba decorate houses for the New Year and Christmas, believing that it protects the house from evil spirits.
This plant is a novelty in our market. This season we invite you to purchase holly seedlings. Be the first in landscape fashion, drop out of the holly hedgethat will decorate your garden throughout the year.
Buy holly you can in our store. Today we offer you several varieties of holly, each with its own special beauty.
The best varieties of holly holly
Here are some new items for this season:
Padub Blue Maid – evergreen shrub 2-3 m high. The shrub is valued for its evergreen leaves and red berries. It blooms inconspicuously, small light flowers are formed in the axils of the leaves in spring. They have both male and female flowers on the same plant.
The foliage is plain green, without a clear metallic sheen. Red berries ripen in autumn. The fruits remain on the bushes all winter. branches padubawith dark green, delicately carved leaves and red beady fruits.
Holly Blue Prince — Holly blue – evergreen shrub with beautiful foliage and bright berries. The height of the bush is 2-4 m, the width is 2-3 m. The bush is cone-shaped, openwork, compact, slow-growing.
The leaves are evergreen, oval or narrowly ovate, shiny, dark green, with a bluish gloss, with a black tint in winter, soft, leathery, the edges of young leaves with spines.
The flowers are white and bloom in May. The fruits are light red, numerous, but poisonous, ripen in autumn. The fruits remain on the bushes all winter.
Падуб Heckenfee – evergreen shrub with beautiful foliage and bright berries. The height of the bush is 2-3 m. The annual growth is 15-20 cm. The leaves are leathery with sharp, non-spiny teeth, bluish-green, shiny. The flowers are white and bloom in May. The fruits are light red, numerous, but poisonous, ripen in autumn.
Padub Hedge splendor – evergreen shrub with beautiful foliage and bright berries. The height of the bush is 2-3 m. The annual growth is 15-20 cm. The leaves are evergreen, slightly wavy, dark green; dark purple in winter. The flowers are white and bloom in May. The fruits are light red.
Holly plant can be easily grown in your garden or mini-park, because it is easy to care for.
From holly you can create an interesting fence, hedge. Its leaves are serrated, very dense, leathery, beautiful dark green.
You can create interesting Christmas decorations from broad-leaved hollybecause it is customary for them to decorate apartments and other premises for Christmas and New Year.
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