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Compact Japanese Holly Shrubs
Compact Japanese Holly is an evergreen shrub covered in small glossy leaves year-round. In the spring, Japanese holly shrubs produce small, greenish-white flowers; that are favorites of honeybees.
The ornamental shrub's flowers become black fruits over the summer months. This shrub grows into dense, rounded bushes that grow to 6 feet tall and wide.
Botanically referenced as 'Japanese Holly Ilex Crenata Compacta,' the Japanese Holly has been classified as a fairly easy and low maintenance shrub. Ideal conditions for these hardy landscape plants includes full sun to partial shade and slightly acidic soils.
Once your Holly plants' root systems are established, they become hardy to most conditions. This includes periods of drought and a variety of soil conditions. Did we mention there is no pruning necessary to keep the compact Japanese Holly in its dense round form? Other reasons to love these sleek yard shrubs include the bush's resistance to pests and disease.
Most popular for use in hedges or as foundation plants, the Japanese Holly will work for a wide variety of landscape projects. The plant's dark green foliage and red berries will add surely a little spice a your yard. But they are simple enough not to draw too much attention away from other specimen plants.
|Mature Height:||5 to 6 Feet|
|Mature Width:||5 to 6 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Habit:||Densely branched; mounding|
|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|