Steeds Upright Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Steeds'
Pronunciation: I-leks kre-NA-ta
|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.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Companion Plants||Azalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Camellia (Camellia)|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.