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Ilex crenata 'Latifolia'

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Description

Japanese Holly is a handsome evergreen shrub in the Aquifoliaceae family. This plant can also be a small tree up to 19 1/2' tall. It is dense, upright, and rounded. This plant can be used for topiary as it can withstand heavy pruning. It tolerates poor, sandy, and clay soils and is also tolerant of the shade. The Japanese Holly is pollution tolerant and easy to transplant. It is alkaline intolerant, has a slow growth rate, and has pest problems.

Quick ID Hints:

  • The underside of leaves are dotted with blackish glands.
  • Leaves are small and obovate and have minutely toothed margins.
  • Some leaves are slightly convex while others are not.

More information on Ilex crenata.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#green#shrub#clay soil#air pollution tolerant#topiary#sandy soil#easy to transplant#pruning#holly#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#green#shrub#clay soil#air pollution tolerant#topiary#sandy soil#easy to transplant#pruning#holly#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ilex
    Species:
    crenata
    Family:
    Aquifoliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are a dull greenish-white and 2/5" in length. Inflorescence is pistallate a cyme in leaf axils of current season's growth.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple, obovate, and between 2/5" to 1" long. They are minutely toothed on the margins with 11-16 teeth. The underside is dotted with blackish pellucid glands.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stems are green on current season of growth, turning gray-green to gray-brown by year 2 or 3. Young stems are often densely pubescent.