Steeds Upright Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Steeds'
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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