• Helleri Holly in a mixed shrub bed
  • Helleri Holly evergreen leaves
  • Helleri Holly planted at the base of a tree
  • Helleri Holly being used as a foundation shrub

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Helleri Holly

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

Helleri Holly is a dwarf evergreen shrub with dark green foliage, that is naturally compact and rounded. Its glossy leaves stay green all winter long.

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Helleri Holly Shrubs

Japanese Helleri Holly is an easy-to-grow Deer resistant evergreen shrub that can be trimmed to a perfect hedge or left unpruned. When left in its unpruned state, it develops into an almost perfect mound shape.

This Holly shrub has shiny dark green foliage that contrasts beautifully with the greenish white flowers the plant produces in the spring. As a female Holly of its cultivar, the plant will also produce fruits in the fall if planted near a pollinating male Holly.

Botanically referred to as 'Ilex Crenata Helleri,' these dwarf Japanese Holly shrubs grow to a maximum height of 4 feet and only 5 feet wide. The Hollies' slow growing tendencies and compact form make it an ideal landscape plant for smaller yards.

Ideal conditions for the Helleri Holly includes full sun and moderate watering. A benefit of planting Helleri Holly however, other than the interest they bring to your yard, is this plants' low maintenance care needs. The hardy plant will also tolerate conditions of part shade and can grow in many different soil types.

Popular uses of these evergreen shrubs include use in urban gardens and border plantings. Helleri Holly also work great when planted as a dense, low-lying hedge.


Growzone: 6-9 Helleri Holly Hardiness Zone 6-9
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 3 to 4 Feet
Mature width: 4 to 5 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
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 Requirement: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass

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