- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 7 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Grown for its lush evergreen foliage, the compact Green Luster Japanese Holly makes for great winter interest. Furthermore, it develops black fruits in winter and is hardier than most Japanese hollies. Growing to around four feet high, this Ilex crenata grows wider than it does tall. It is considered relatively low maintenance and easy to grow.
The Green Luster Japanese Holly forms wide mounds of dense foliage over time. It is perfectly suited to growing on its own, planting en masse, or forming a low informal hedge. Fairly intolerant of pollution, this specimen is ideal for suburban or rural landscapes. Its evergreen foliage holds well over winter.
Green Luster Japanese Holly Care
The Green Luster Japanese Holly is best grown in full sun or partial shade. It prefers an acidic soil that is fertile and moist. Fertilizing in spring with a general slow-release feed will help encourage its luscious new growth. Since it prefers a moist substrate, watering frequently is required to prevent the soil from completely drying out.
Minimal pruning is required. Nevertheless, you can lightly trim this Green Luster Japanese Holly to size and shape in early spring to mid-summer. Applying an annual mulch around the base of the stem will help insulate the roots in colder parts.
Green Luster Japanese Holly Spacing
Eventually, the Green Luster Japanese Holly can grow to four feet tall and eight feet wide. If planting to create a hedge, space each shrub around five feet apart for the foliage to knit together.
Green Luster Japanese Holly Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 7 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Foliage|
|Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Features: Foliage Interest|
|Common Name: Green Luster Japanese Holly|
|Scientific Name: Ilex crenata Green Luster|
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