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Steeds Upright Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Steeds'

Pronunciation: I-leks kre-NA-ta
SKU #04494
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description An easy-to-grow, densely branched evergreen shrub with an attractive upright, pyramidal form. Dense, lustrous, dark green foliage adds color to the landscape year-round. Tiny white flowers produce ornamental black berries that persist throughout winter. A shapely hedge or foundation plant that responds well to regular pruning. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Camellia (Camellia)
CARE
Care Prefers light, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates drier conditions, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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