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Ilex crenata/Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata / Ilex crenata
Pruned specimen of Japanese holly
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Pruned specimen of Japanese holly

Specimen plant at a key position in a landscape

Container grown specimen plants

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Scientific Name: Ilex crenata
Common Name: Japanese Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Forms a dense, multi-branched, mounding shrub that resembles boxwood. However, it has alternate not opposite leaves as does boxwood. Like other hollies, its male and female flowers are on separate plants. It is not as susceptible to insect pests as the Chinese hollies.