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Japanese Holly hedging

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Ilex crenata dark green hedge plants are also referred to as Japanese Holly hedging. They offer a similar aesthetic to Box hedging, due to the small, glossy green foliage and dense habit. Ilex crenata is perfect to use a low-hedging option for your garden. It’s aesthetically pleasing on the eye and provides year-round interest. Japanese Holly hedging has many gardening benefits, including its robustness and being a low-maintenance shrub.

  • Best Features: Glossy dark evergreen foliage, year-round interest, slow growing so keeps its shape well
  • Ideal For Hedges: Up to 1m high
  • Growth Rate: Slow | 10-20cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, in sun or semi-shade, inland exposed or sheltered.
  • Also Consider: If Ilex crenata hedge plants are not quite what you are looking for, consider Box (Buxus sempervirens) for a very similar, low-growing plant.
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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 autumn berries in autumn. Ilex crenata is often used a substitute to Box. This species of hedging is blight resistant and slightly stronger, and able to tolerate shade and urban pollution. It’s also better suited to cold climates.

Best Sses 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 while 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 versatile. It can be grown alone for a neat evergreen garden feature. 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 below. 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.

Showing 20 of our total 88 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 88 reviews for Ilex crenata hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
December 19, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Excellent

November 23, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Easy to purchase, excellent plants. What more could you ask for?!!

November 22, 2021 | John Scott
Ilex crenata hedge plants

The 200 Ilex Crenata hedge plants ordered were very healthy and in excellent condition. They are to replace box hedging ruined by box caterpillar and I would definitely recommended Best4Hedging as superb cost effective suppliers

November 8, 2021 | Linda Ewles
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good

October 30, 2021 | Bruce Haagensen
Ilex crenata hedge plants

54 plants the sae and one different!!Sent a replacement but even that was slightly different!

October 28, 2021 | Terence Phillips
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Root balls all good quality all planted and doing well

October 25, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

I ordered eleven hedging plants. All were good quality and have planted up well.

October 22, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Excellent

October 20, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

just what I wanted and delivered quickly and safely without any broken plants

September 18, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good quality plants which arrived in good condition

September 9, 2021 | A P
Ilex crenata hedge plants

They were losing more leaves than I expected but I planted them as soon as I got them and I'm sure they'll be fine.

August 31, 2021 | John Shaw
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good string plants. well rooted

August 7, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good, healthy shrubs arrived in excellent condition.

August 5, 2021 | JOHN FOX
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Poor

April 10, 2021 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good condition, with good root structure

October 28, 2020 | Michael Rogers
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Very healthy plants and arrived in great condition

October 21, 2020 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Again very good quality plants

September 12, 2020 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Lovely healthy plants - delivered quickly.

September 5, 2020 | Sarah Gibbon
Ilex crenata hedge plants

They are healthy large plants that have continued to look as good since planting

August 19, 2020 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

they are very stalky, a few large shoots rather than bushy

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