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Ilex crenata hedge plants

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 62 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 62 reviews for Ilex crenata hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
September 30, 2019 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

They are plants, they grow

September 15, 2019 | Roger Whelan
Ilex crenata hedge plants

It is tooearly to tell how good the plant is. It looks OK.

April 22, 2019 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Ideal plants for a low hedge.

March 10, 2019 | Juliette Roseveare
Ilex crenata hedge plants

As Above

March 2, 2019 | SHELLEY HAYWARD
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Great product, service and delivery. Would definitely use again

January 30, 2019 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good quality, healthy plants delivered in expected time frame. Very pleased with purchase.

September 26, 2018 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Excellent quality plants. Good size and value for money. Fast delivery.

September 16, 2018 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

They are very good quality plants

August 20, 2018 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Very healthy plants which were very well packaged and arrived within specified timescales. Would order from this company again.

July 26, 2018 | Simon John Osborne
Ilex crenata hedge plants

As Above

June 4, 2018 | SHELLEY HAYWARD
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good quality plants that were well packaged

April 13, 2018 | SHELLEY HAYWARD
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Healthy looking plants which were very well packaged and delivered within timescales as stipulated on their website. Would strongly recommend and would also purchase from this company again.

March 21, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

The website was very easy to navigate, and ordering was very simple too. There were no issues on delivery, so all in all an excellent experience.

March 21, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

The plants were good, maybe very slightly smaller than advertised, but not by much. So again, very good.

March 4, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Everything as planned

March 4, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good products but some slightly damaged.

February 12, 2017 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Problem resolved Many thanks

November 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

The two new Ilex Crenata which you replaced arrived very quickly. They were very strong good healthy looking plants , dark green glossy large leaves,So much healthier than the others in the ground, they almost looked like a different species.Your quick response and help was very good.

November 16, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Good

October 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Ilex crenata hedge plants

Plants looked very healthy on arrival.

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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

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99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.

Returns

We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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