Ilex crenata Hedge Plant Description
Ilex crenata is a stunning, evergreen hedge plant with an abundance of small, rounded, dark green, glossy leaves and an extremely dense and bushy habit. In spring, Japanese Holly produces beautiful, delicate white flowers and small, black berries develop in autumn. Ilex crenata is often used as a substitute to Box as it is blight resistant, stronger, and more able to tolerate shade and urban pollution. It’s also better suited to cold climates.
Best Uses for Ilex crenata Hedge Plants
Ilex crenata is ideal for low-hedging and also works well as privacy screen and windbreak for your outdoor space whilst providing year-round interest. The compact and versatile habit of Japanese Holly makes a fantastic choice for topiary shapes.
Combine Japanese Holly Hedging With
Japanese Holly hedging is very versatile, it can be grown alone for a neat evergreen garden feature, or, when planted alongside small bulbs and plants, Japanese Holly can create a cottage-style garden or informal aesthetic.
Growth Rate of Ilex crenata Hedging
Ilex crenata hedging has a slow growth rate and will achieve between 10-20cm per annum. Ilex crenata is ideal for heights of up to 1m.
Care Advice for Ilex crenata Dark Green
With Ilex crenata dark green being relatively low-maintenance, we advise pruning this hedge plant twice a year in May and September. This is to ensure it maintains a formal shape, or for a natural form, trim Japanese Holly when you feel it’s needed to encourage healthy new growth. For more information, please take a look at our Hedging Care Advice section.
Suggested Planting Density for Ilex crenata Hedge Plants
For information on planting density specific to Ilex crenata dark green, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each plant species and root type. Visit our advice section to find out more about planting density guidelines.
Ilex crenata hedge plants are available to purchase year-round as pot grown plants.
On the whole, our Japanese Holly hedging is UK grown by our experts who are thoroughly experienced in nursery growing. Occasionally, we find it necessary to source plants from outside of the UK; in this instance, we make it our priority to ensure that our overseas suppliers cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to ensure that your Ilex crenata hedge plants arrive in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, all while protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Japanese Holly online with complete confidence.