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Ilex crenata

Common Name(s):
Japanese holly
Cultivar(s):
Helleri
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; flowers attract bees; can severely prune to control height; many cultivars available; learn more about Ilex crenata 'Helleri'; Growth rate: slow. This plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
10-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 0.5-1.3 in. long; crowded on stems
Flower:
Small, dull, greenish white flowers in spring; 0.2 in. black berry-like drupe fall to spring
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense, multi-branched shrub; rounded or semi-globular
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1589

Ilex crenata Ilex crenata foliage
Photo by Phillip Merritt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Ilex crenata 'Helleri' I. crenata 'Helleri' as a hedge
Photo by Twining Valley Nursery, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0