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Box Leaved Holly

Ilex crenata

Also known as

Japanese Holly, Box-Leaf Holly

Ilex crenata flowering branch 001 by User:SB_Johnny (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

1.5m

4m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Box Leaved Holly Overview

Ilex crenata is a dense and compact evergreen shrub from the Aquifoliaceae family. Commonly known by the names Box Leaved Holly and Japanese Holly. It will produce glossy leaves and small black berries, growing up to around 4m tall. A good choice for growing as hedging plants.

Common problems with Box Leaved Holly

How to propagate Box Leaved Holly

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to early winter.

Special features of Box Leaved Holly

Ground cover

Other uses of Box Leaved Holly

Specimen, ornamental, foliage, hedging