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Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

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

Wildlife Value:  The small fragrant flowers attract bees. Members of the genus Ilex support the following specialized bee: Colletes banksiThis plant is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Other Cultivars

Compare this plant to: Ilex crenataIlex crenata 'Convexa'Ilex crenata 'Hetzii'Ilex crenata 'Stokes'

Play Value:  Wildlife Enhancement

Seed:  Berry-like drupe

Height:
2-3 ft.
Foliage:
Small alternate, simple dark green leaves
Flower:
Non-showy greenish white flowers in spring; small black drupe in fall on female plants; modestly produced
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Form:
Low, dense, spreading mound
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
playground, bees, play, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, deer resistant, wildlife, children’s garden, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1587

Ilex crenata 'Helleri' Ilex crenata 'Helleri' hedge
Twining Valley Nursery, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ilex crenata 'Helleri' Ilex crenata 'Helleri' foliage
Twining Valley Nursery, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Ilex crenata 'Helleri' Ilex crenata 'Helleri' through the seasons
Twining Valley Nursery, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0