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Ilex Crenata 'Convexa' topiary ball

Japanese Holly topiary balls
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Ilex crenata Topiary Balls offer a similar aesthetic to Box Topiary Balls, due to the small, glossy green foliage and dense habit. Because of their similarity to Buxus Sempervirens Topiary, without the susceptibility to Box Blight & Box Moths, Japanese Holly Topiary Balls are becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

  • Best Features: Glossy dark evergreen foliage, year-round interest, slow-growing so keeps its shape well
  • Ideal For: Garden features, patios, punctuating hedges, doorways and entranceways
  • Growth Rate: Slow | 10-20cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soil, in sun or semi-shade, inland exposed or sheltered.
  • Also Consider: Box Topiary Balls are the classic look topiary, whilst another alternative that's resistant to Box related diseases and pests is Taxus baccata Topiary Balls.  
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Ilex Crenata 'Convexa' topiary description

Here you'll find a great choice of Ilex crenata 'Convexa' topiary balls which look great in our decorative pots or planting into the ground to punctuate hedges. Our Topiary Plants are a wonderful way to enhance any pathways, archways or entrances, and Japanese Holly balls look great planted in rows. As well as being resistant to the diseases and pests that the more traditional Box Topiary Balls can suffer from, Japanese Holly is generally a more hardier species that can better tolerate urban pollution as well as colder or shadier planting situations. For more ideas on how to use Ilex crenata topiary balls, check out our Top 5 Topiary Uses blog post.

How to use Topiary balls in your planting scheme

Japanese Holly Topiary is ideal for making a statement and a pair of beautiful Topiary balls either side of your front door will definitely make the neighbours jealous! Ilex crenata Topiary trees have many uses and can be placed at intervals along garden borders or hedging to make a flowing statement.

Combine Ilex crenata topiary balls with

Plant alone for a stunning feature or punctuate your Ilex crenata hedge

Growth rate of Japanese Holly topiary

A slow-growing species, Ilex crenata will achieve 10-20cm a year and a final height of around 1m.

How to care for Ilex crenata topiary balls

We suggest trimming your Ilex crenata Topiary little and often to ensure a neat, show-garden finish. However, if you're not too concerned with your Ilex crenata topiary looking immaculate year-round, you can simply tidy it up in May & September to encourage new growth. Please view the best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section, as well as the Ilex crenata hedging page.

Planting density recommendations for Japanese Holly topiary shapes

Planting density for topiary trees is really down to personal preference. You can plant Ilex crenata topiary balls close together to form a row of 'bumps' or plant them in intervals along your hedging line.

Ilex crenata Topiary is available year-round. We do have more sizes available so if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for please give us a call.

The vast majority of our Ilex crenata Topiary plants are grown in the UK though we now and then source them from specialised nurseries out of the country, where we know the quality cannot be rivalled. At best4hedging we always strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices competitive, so you can source Japanese Holly topiary shapes from us with complete confidence. 

 

Delivery Cost

  • Orders £50 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £50 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • 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

Free delivery over £150

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call 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 back orders 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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You can order online or over the phone by calling our dedicated Sales & Advice team. 

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Call our Sales & Advice team on 01257 261 243

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