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Luxus® Compact Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Annys5' Plant Patent Applied For

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 when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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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 RateModerate
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, Multi-Season Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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