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Japanese Holly

Dense, compact growth and lustrous leaves all year. Provides excellent textural variation to foundation plantings or borders. Also nice as a low hedge or border. Prune in late winter before new growth begins. Humus-rich, moist well-drained soil is ideal.

Companion Plants



Indian Hawthorn

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Japanese Holly

  • Botanical name

    Ilex crenata

  • Variety

    Soft Touch

  • Zone

    USDA Zone 6 (-10°F) to USDA Zone 7 (0°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    24" (61 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    In spring

  • Water

    1-2 times per week

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time

    No Bloom

  • Maintenance

    Provide enough water in fall, before freeze

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • David S.'s collection