Drops of Gold Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Drops of Gold' PP #14,420

SKU
03117
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.
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Botanical PronunciationI-leks kre-NA-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitCompact, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureDramatic foliage color

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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