Ilex dimorphophylla 'Hollywood'

Ilex dimorphophylla 'Hollywood'

Japanese holly

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ilex dimorphophylla 'Hollywood'
  • Common name: Japanese holly
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1.5m

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Fruit

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There are more than 400 types of holly from around the world, from small shrubs to large climbers. Species range from those bearing leaves without any spines, to leaves that are spine-toothed or completely spiny.

Japananese holly, Ilex 'Hollywood' is a rounded shrub bearing small, glossy, spiny and ovate leaves, which stay bright green all year round. In autumn small red berries are formed on the branches. A compact shrub, it's particularly suited to small gardens, and makes an excellent bonsai plant.

Grow Ilex dimorphophylla 'Hollywood' in a sheltered spot in full sun, in well-drained soil.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Toxic part: Fruit
  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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