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Drops of Gold Japanese Holly

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

Pronunciation: I-leks kre-NA-ta
SKU #03117
5-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Variegated
Companion Plants Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Azalea (Azalea); Camellia (Camellia)
CARE
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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