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Ilex crenata 'Compacta' /Compact Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Compacta'  / Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
Typical dwarf Japanese holly
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Typical dwarf Japanese holly


An excellent dwarf shrub for full sunlight and well drained soils

Low hedge planting

Close-up of plants growing close together in a hedge

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Scientific Name: Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
Common Name: Compact Japanese Holly
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Has dense, compact growth on a rounded plant. Best used in mass plantings, along walks, or as tall ground covers. Few problems with insects and diseases. It will not tolerate poorly drained or wet soils.