Hoogendorn Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Hoogendorn'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Linnaeus gave this genus the name Ilex after the holly oak of Europe (Quercus ilex) even though these plants are not related.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Use this plant as a groundcover to block weeds over large areas of the garden. Neatens up edges of planters along walks, paths and lawn. Covers up unattractive open spaces between trees and larger old shrubs that have lost their lower leaves. Superior cover up for mortar, plastic and utilities around the edges of water garden. Great problem solver for rocky ground where this holly carpets spaces between rock outcroppings.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Mass Planting, Poolside|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Pollenizer, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This groundcover does very well to cover the ground plain beneath Pagoda Dogwood, (Cornus alternifolia), Hick's Yew, (Taxus x media 'Hicksii'), Pocahontas Canadian Lilac, (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Pocahontas') and Forest Pansy Redbud, (Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9