Ilex crenata – Box Leaved Holly

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Topiary Balls – Ilex crenata Balls – Box Leaved Holly

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Ilex crenata Balls – Box Leaved Holly – Pot Grown

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT) Type
Ilex crenata Ball 40cm POA C

Key: C = Container

Ilex crenata Balls – Box Leaved Holly – Root Ball

Botanical Name Shape / Style Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT) Type
Ilex crenata Ball 40cm 78.00 RB
Ball 50cm 155.00 RB

Key: RB = Root Ball | (Available November to March)

Details / Key Facts

Ilex crenata – box-leaved holly is a species of holly native to eastern China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Sakhalin.

It is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to a height of 3–5m tall, with a trunk diameter up to 20 cm. The leaves are glossy dark green, small, 10–30mm long and 10–17mm broad, with a crenate (wavy) margin, sometimes spiny. The plants are dioecious having separate male and female plants, with white, four-lobed flowers. The fruit is a black drupe stone fruit 5mm diameter, containing four seeds. It grows well in acidic soil, between a pH of 3.7 and 6.0.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Box Leaved Holly
  • Botanical name: Ilex crenata
  • Family: Aquifoliaceae
  • Genus:  Ilex can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs and trees with often spiny leaves, small white flowers (male and female usually on separate plants) and, on female plants, showy berries in autumn.
  • Details:  Ilex crenata is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree, to 6m tall, with glossy, sometimes spiny, wavy-toothed, tiny leaves to 3cm long and nearly 2cm wide. Small white flowers, borne in summer, are followed by black fruits
  • Height and spread: 4-8 metres and 1-1.5 metres
  • Aspect: Full Sun or Partial  shade
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Easy to grow in a well-drained soil in a sunny position or part shade. Excellent as a dwarf hedge.

Propagate by seed or by semi-hardwood cuttings.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Garden Edging Hedging & Screens City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden.

Pruning & Training

Is generally carried out in mid to late spring.

Aphids, scale insects and holly leaf miner may be a problem

May be affected by holly leaf blight


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