Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata)

Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata)

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Japanese Holly Crenata, or “Ilex crenata” as it is known in Latin is a vibrant, slow-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree. With glossy, sometimes spiny, small leaves, only 3cm long and nearly 2cm wide these plants make a beautifully delicate addition to any garden. These topiary plants are the perfect way to add interest to the garden. Changing throughout the seasons, these plants will bear black fruits followed by small white flowers during the summer months. With its year-round foliage. this plant is the perfect choice for hedging and is ideal for creating boundary lines or dividing areas of the garden. This plant has the potential to grow to an impressive size so when positioning each plant take a moment to consider its ultimate spread.
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Product TypePlant
Country Of OriginBritain
Weight65 - 90 kg
Latin NameIlex crenata
Plant Height including Pot

50 cm Diameter - 95cm

60 cm Diameter - 110cm

70 cm Diameter - 120cm

80 cm Diameter - 130cm

Container SizeWired Rootball
Rootball/Container Diameter 45 - 55 cm
Growth Size & HabitatGrowth height is up to 6m, with a spread of 1-1.5 metres.
Growing Conditions

Full sun/part shade.

Japanese holly is able to grow in exposed and sheltered areas, making it a popular choice and alternative to the more commonly used Buxus.

Soil Requirements

Able to grow in a variety of soil types (chalk, sand, clay, loam).

It is a versatile plant that is able to grow in soil that varies in pH levels (acid, alkaline, neutral).

Watering RequirementsKeep soil moist throughout warmer months, reduce watering all together in winter.

Used commonly as a hedging plant. Regular maintenance throughout the growing seasons will ensure a denser tidier hedge.

You can prune most evergreen shrubs just before the flush of new growth starts in spring, once the risk of frost hasp past. Pruning at this time will avoid frost damage to new shoots, and pruning scars will be concealed by new growth.

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Delivery Cost

Free of charge on all full pallets and any orders over £1,000 + VAT.

A flat charge of £30 applies to any split-pack order under £1,000 + VAT.

POA delivery charges apply to the far reaches of the UK, contact us to get a delivery quote.

Delivery Times

Free* next day delivery available to certain postcodes. (*T&C's apply)

This product cannot be delivered on a Monday.


Cancel up to 14 days from the date of delivery. Products to be returned in the same condition and packaging. Products require watering in order to stay in the same condition.

You will be responsible for returning the product to London Stone. Collection can be made by us but this will incur a £40 + VAT collection charge.

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