A well placed Japanese Compact Holly Close-up of the evergreen leaves of Japanese Compact Holly

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Japanese Holly Shrubs

Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

Growzone: 6-9

As Low As: $27.95

1. Choose Size & Quantity
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1 Gallon Pot $27.95
3 Gallon Pot $52.95
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4 LB Bag
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4 LB Bag
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50 Feet Long
$42.95

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Japanese Holly is an easy to grow dense, low growing, compact, mounding shrub with a dark evergreen green foliage that is perfect for use as a low hedge.

Japanese Holly is also known as Compact Japanese Holly. 

Japanese Compact Holly atributes:

  • Unbelievably easy to grow
  • Evergreen
  • Requires very little pruning
  • Tolerates all soil types

About Your Japanese Holly Shrubs

The easiest evergreen shrub to grow into a hedge

Compact Japanese Holly is a delicate dense, low growing compact, mounding shrub with a dark green foliage that is perfect for use as a low hedge. It is drought tolerant, adapts to many soil conditions and is cold hardier than the Helleri Holly in more northern regions. Little or no maintenance makes it an excellent choice for foundation, borders, or where a small hedge is needed.


Growing Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 5 to 6 feet
Mature Width: 4 to 5 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Densely branched, Mounding
Foliage: Dark Green
Flower Color: White flowers that produce Black Berries
Pruning Season: Prune in late spring to maintain shape
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass.
This Plants Growzone: 6-9 Japanese Holly Shrubs Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Japanese Holly Shrubs

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Compact Japanese Holly that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Compact Japanese Holly to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


Frequently Asked questions

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