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. This cloud tree has been carefully sculptured and grown for approx. 10 years, a true form of art.
The variety ‘Kinme’ may 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.
The picture represents the exact tree you would receive, Ilex Crenata Kinme no.3. This cloud tree has two stems making it’s shape unique and is planted in a Corten Steel planter. This tree will happily grow in the planter for many years. You will need to take care with watering the tree and adding fertiliser during the growing season. We recommend using a slow release fertiliser which is sprinkled on top of the soil.
Number of foliage pads: 22
Height : 185cm
*Height is measured from base of planter
Pictures and tree size as of February 2023.