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Ilex / Shilling
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Ilex / Shilling

Latin N

Ilex crenata

Description:

Japanese holly is a perennial evergreen shrub or tree with a naturally round shape, dark green foliage, small whitish-yellow flowers in spring, and black berries in spring and summer. Propagation is achieved through cuttings. Although Japanese holly has seeds, they are not for propagation. Plants cannot survive extremely cold temperatures; if grown in the sun, winter damage can be more extensive.

Japanese holly can be pruned after new growth turns dark green, and will tolerate severe pruning, making it a good choice for hedges. Before the onset of winter, mulch, grass clippings or leaves should be placed around the base of the plant to protect roots from freezing.

Japanese holly can live up to 80 years; the plant becomes increasingly dense with age. Some bushes have been known to grow to a height of 15 feet. Spider mites can pose a problem in hot, dry locations.

Uses:

Hedges, massing, borders

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

Yes

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Lighting Needs:

Partial Shade

Soil Type:

Sandy, loamy or clay

Flower Color:

Whitish Yellow

Growth Rate:

Medium

Hardiness Zones:

5 to 8

Height:

2 to 10 feet
Width:

2 to 10 feet

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