- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 6 - 8
Broadleaf evergreens are great for formal or informal hedging and topiary. Japanese Holly has proven to be a reliable replacement for Boxwood shrubs in areas where Boxwood Blight has hit. And Chubby Hubby™ Japanese Holly is the perfect choice for a tall and wide shrub that will easily tolerate either formal or informal clipping. Chubby Hubby™, Ilex crenata, was developed to be the stouter mate to Straight and Narrow® Japanese Holly and sports the same flat, glossy leaves that are resistant to most pests and diseases.
Chubby Hubby™ is low maintenance and will grow in just about any garden condition. Japanese Holly is resistant to deer and rabbits and can easily be hard pruned for overall rejuvenation. The evergreen leaves remain deep green and fresh for 12 months, making this shrub ideal for four seasons of interest and anchoring an herbaceous perennial border.
Chubby Hubby™ Japanese Holly Care
Japanese Holly grows well in full sun or part shade and is tolerant of many different soil textures. It prefers acidic to neutral soil that is well draining. Fertilize Japanese Holly in the spring with a granular, slow-release food formulated for acid-loving trees and shrubs. Mulching around the root zone helps soil to retain moisture longer and lessens the need for supplemental watering in the summer. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation efficiently direct water to the root zone while keeping the foliage dry.
Chubby Hubby™ only requires pruning once a season for informal hedges. Early spring is the best time for pruning, as the shrub has summer to harden off for winter. Hard pruning is also best done in the early spring. Expect 1-2 feet of regrowth in the first year after a rejuvenation prune.
Chubby Hubby™ Japanese Holly Spacing
The mature size of Chubby Hubby™ is a stout 5-7 feet high and 3-4 feet wide. Place each shrub 4 feet apart on the center to construct a seamless hedge.
Chubby Hubby Japanese Holly Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): White
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark Green
|Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Containers, Hedges & Privacy
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: First Editions
|Common Name: Chubby Hubby Japanese Holly
|Scientific Name: Ilex crenata Chubby Hubby
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.