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Ilex crenata 'Fastigiata'

Japanese holly

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Green

Feature

Fruit, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Visions, copyright GAP Photos (61946)

Plant details

Unlike the popular conception of a holly, this is a slow-growing evergreen species that has tiny leaves. The leaves are dark green and bear a striking resemblance to buxus. 'Fastigiata' is an upright growing variety that forms a striking plant for the rock garden or front of the border. Its slow growth habit also makes it a good plant for winter containers. Like most hollies it will thrive in sun or shade.

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Genus: Ilex

Species: crenata

Cultivar: Fastigiata

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 110cm


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