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Compact Japanese Holly

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  • Zones 6 - 9
  • Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Spread 6 Feet
  • Full Sun

The Compact Japanese Holly, Ilex crenata ‘Compacta’, is a compact ornamental evergreen shrub that makes an outstanding informal or formal low hedge. These bushes can be used as a striking accent or as a shrub border. Small yellow to white flowers appear in spring, turning into black fruit in the fall, attracting birds and other wildlife. Generally no pruning is necessary, but can be shaped for a more formal look.

Compact Japanese Holly Care

Water regularly to establish and during periods of extreme heat. Adaptable to various soil type but prefers a slightly acid soil. Fertilize in early spring before new growth begins. Pruning generally not necessary but responds well to shaping for a more formal look.

Compact Japanese Holly Spacing

For a hedge, plant 4 feet apart. In the shrub border, space 7 to 8 feet apart.

Compact Japanese Holly Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 6 Feet
Spread: 6 Feet
Habit: Rounded
Watering: Medium
Features: Variegated Foliage
Scientific Name: Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
Common Name: Compact Japanese Holly

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

(Updated: 7/22/20) Please Note: There are some shipping delays of plants due to the heat. The delays on dependant on temps & distances from shipping location. The plants tend not to do the best with no light & water for a few days combined with this heat. We want to get you your plants shipped out but we also want them to arrive to you good condition. Ordering now will reserve the plant for you and we'll ship when it's safe. Please reach out to if you would like more information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

2 Reviews - Compact Japanese Holly Show Reviews

  • 5
    small bush

    Posted by Mjal215 on Mar 23rd 2019

    I am very happy with my purchase. It fits great in my small space, and it thriving. Should be an easy to care for plant for years to come, and a great way to add more green to my landscaping.

  • 4

    Posted by Holly on Mar 20th 2019

    I've been looking around for this plant for a while. So glad you had it