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Ilex crenata hedge plants


Japanese Holly hedging

From £4.59
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Ilex crenata hedge plants offer a similar aesthetic to Box hedging, due to the small, glossy green foliage and and dense habit. The delightful Japanese Holly makes a wonderful low hedge that provides year-round interest. Japanese Holly hedging is a hardy, low maintenance plant, which is becoming increasingly popular due to its multitude of gardening benefits.

  • 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. more ›
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Japanese Holly hedging (Ilex crenata) description

Ilex crenata (dark green) forms a wonderful evergreen hedge with an abundance of small, rounded, glossy leaves and a very dense and bushy habit. This Japanese Holly hedging produces delicate, white flowers in the spring, followed by small, black autumn berries. Often used in replacement of Box, Japanese Holly hedging is blight resistant and slightly hardier, able to tolerate shade and urban pollution, as well as being better suited to cold climates.

Best uses for Ilex crenata hedge plants

Perfect for low edging, Japanese Holly hedging makes a great privacy screen and windbreak, whilst providing year-round interest. The compact habit of this tough, versatile evergreen hedging also makes it an ideal choice for topiary shapes.

Combine Japanese Holly hedging with

Ilex crenta - dark green can be grown alone for a neat and tidy evergreen feature, or planted alongside small bulbs and plants to create a cottage garden or informal aesthetic.

Growth rate of Ilex crenata hedging

Ilex crenata hedge plants have a slow growth rate and will achieve between 10-20cm per annum. Japanese Holly is ideal for heights of up to 1m.

Care advice for Ilex crenata dark green

Japanese Holly hedging is relatively low maintenance. We advise pruning twice a year, in May and September to maintain a formal shape, or for a more natural form, simply trim when you feel it is needed, to encourage healthy new growth. Take a look at our Hedging Care Advice section for more information.

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 individual 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 whilst protecting our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Japanese Holly online with complete confidence.

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Japanese Holly Hedge reviews

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Feedback for Japanese Holly Hedge has been compiled from 6 customer reviews

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Ilex crenata hedge plants

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Good quality plants that were well packaged
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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.
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  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi

Plants are in good overall condition
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Plants were a good size and in very good condition.
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Nice healthy plants with glossy evergreen foliage, a good alternative to box hedging.
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