Ilex Crenata is the botanical name for Japanese Holly; it is a slow-growing evergreen plant with small glossy dark green leaves. New growth is light green before turning darker.
The variety ‘golden gem’ bear small black berries and styled trees such as these are very popular in Japanese Gardens.
Maintaining the ‘clouds’ of the foliage pads is a relatively easy task and the excess growth can be simply cut off using sharp secateurs or pruning shears. Growth on the underside of the foliage pads should be removed for best results.
Number of foliage pads: 6
Height : 80cm
*Height is measured from soil level.
Pictures and tree size as of July 2020