Heller's Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Helleri'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||I-leks kre-NA-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Viburnum (Viburnum); Spirea (Spiraea); Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); False Holly (Osmanthus)|
Prefers moist, well-drained, rich, slightly acidic soils but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9