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Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 9
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

The aptly named Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly will add some serious impact wherever you plant it. Forming a narrow column of golden-green foliage up to a maximum of 6 feet high, this Ilex crenata is perfect for adding some year-round height and interest. A smaller footprint makes it a valuable shrub for smaller spaces. 

The Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly is suitable for growing in zones 6 to 9 and is considered drought tolerant once established. Furthermore, its attractive foliage can handle full sun and will not burn. Glow Stick™ is ideal for adding structure to a mixed border or for lining a pathway. It is also well suited to container growing or planting as a group.

Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly Care

The Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly performs best when it is grown in acidic soil that is fertile, well drained and moist. It prefers partial shade to full sun. To help it establish, regular irrigation is needed for the first two years, after which it can handle dry periods. Fertilizing with an evergreen-specific feed in early spring will help support growth and provide the nutrients needed. 

Minimal, if any, pruning is required for the Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly. If needed, you can lightly trim the branches in late winter. Container-grown specimens will require more frequent watering than those grown directly in the ground.

Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly Spacing

When fully grown, the Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly can reach 4 to 6 feet tall and 1 foot wide. Space each plant 12 inches apart to create a continuous hedge.

Glow Stick™ Japanese Holly Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 Inches
Spacing: 12 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Yellow Green
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest, Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Glow Stick Japanese Holly
Other Name(s): Box-leaved holly
Scientific Name: Ilex crenata 'NCIC2'
SKU:
ILEGS123

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

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