Drops of Gold Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Drops of Gold' PP #14,420
|Description||A uniquely variegated female holly with intriguing golden yellow highlights on the upper and outermost foliage that offer a striking contrast to the rich green leaf color of the lower and interior foliage. This broad, upright shrub will provide a bright landscape highlight as a hedge, foundation plant or foliage accent. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Care||Prefers light, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable; does not tolerate hot, humid environments well. Best foliage color in full sun. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to shape.|
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