Heller's Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

SKU
04490
An easy to grow shrub with a dense, mounding habit and small, glossy green foliage that works well for use in a hedge or as a low border in partially shaded areas of the landscape. Slow growing and naturally tidy, it needs no pruning, making it a true low-maintenance shrub. Showy black berries add interest in fall. Evergreen.
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6-9

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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks kre-NA-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsViburnum (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

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!