Helleri Holly Shrubs

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

Japanese 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. Produced black berries in mid fall. Requiring little or no pruning, this low-maintenance plant is ideal as a hedge or low border for under windows, and around decks and walkways. Deer resistant.

Growzone: 6-9

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This Plants Growzone: 6-9
Growing Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 3 to 4 feet
Mature width: 3 to 4 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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Japanese Helleri Holly is an easy-to-grow shrub that makes a great hedge or low border in partially shaded areas in the landscape. Needs little to no pruning, making this a wonderful, low-maintenance shrub. Little or no maintenance makes it an excellent choice for foundation, borders, or where a small hedge is needed.


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Planting Information

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Japanese Helleri 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 backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for JHelleri Japanese Holly 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 your Helleri Holly hedge 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 too 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 gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success. Watering Helleri Holly Hedges: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Helleri Holly a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Hollies or any plant for that matter its best not to water the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.


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