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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.