Luxus® Compact Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Annys5' PPAF

With its dark green foliage and naturally dense, rounded form, this disease tolerant evergreen shrub is the perfect replacement for boxwoods. The flat, boxwood-like leaves hold their color all year. Perfect for formal edging and small hedges. This male selection does not set berries.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often when established.


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Botanical PronunciationEYE-leks kre-NAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 ft tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form, Multi-Season Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often when established.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa), Hydrangea (Hydrangea), Dogwood (Cornus), Ninebark (Physocarpus)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering frequency may be reduced, once established. 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

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