Spiny Holly?

I live in Gig Harbor, WA (cold zone 7) and would like to plant a “spiny” leaved holly that can grow to at least 10′ in height & width as a yard parameter hedge. The soil is acidic and has full shade from the towering Douglas Firs on the property. I found the below info about Blue Holly. Can you let me know if this will work before I invest the time and monies please. Any specific species recommendations that do well in the wet Pacific Northwest?

Photo Credit Jim Ross One Tree Landscape

Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ actually prefers full sun to partly sunny conditions.  Although it may reach a height of ten-feet, it does so at a slow pace and probably wouldn’t fit your needs.  We’d recommend the standard English holly, Ilex aquifolium, as a plant that could work for you.  It does well in shade, grows fast, and can be pruned into a hedge shape if you desire.

English holly has both male and female plants and bee pollinated, so you’ll want one male holly for each hedge.  As with any new plants holly would require appropriate watering for the first several years to get it well established.

Susan, Bob, and Carrie

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