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Compact Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

SKU
04450
Little pruning is necessary to produce or maintain the dense globular form. In spring, the young stems are purple and mature foliage holds its glossy green color all year. Small black fruit that hangs on throughout the winter. Evergreen.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often when established.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks kre-NA-ta kom-PAK-ta
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureWaterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often when established.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); False Holly (Osmanthus); Astilbe (Astilbe); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Azalea (Azalea)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering frequency may be reduced, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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