Ilex crenata

Japanese Holly, Box Leaved Holly

Used to decorate many a home in winter, these are perhaps the most popular of all ornamental berry plants. Their showy berries often last for several months and attract birds. Most compact and fruitful in sun, Hollies will tolerate shade. On many Hollies, fruit is produced on female plants and pollen on male plants. To ensure plentiful fruit, plant both sexes near each other. They range from 1-foot dwarves to 50-foot trees. Useful as a hedge, barrier or background plant. Bugs can cause problems, but diseases are rare.
Ilex crenata, Japanese Holly, Box Leaved Holly
Its leaves are dark green above, yellowish-green below, with black dots. Whitish flowers bloom in May or June, followed by blackish fruits. Transplants easily.

Attributes - Ilex crenata

Plant Type: Shrub

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Container Plants. Susceptible to Mealybugs, Scales.

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