Beehive Japanese Holly

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Ilex crenata 'Beehive'

Beehive could be mistaken for English boxwood because it has similar looking small-leaf, dark-green, glossy. Of course it has very different growing conditions, so be advised.

Beehive is an especially dense-growing, compact, mounded form of Japanese (or boxleaf) holly that is slightly wider than high. It is quite versatile, adding texture to shrub beds and borders, also to foundation, mass, or hedge plantings. It prefers well drained, moist, slightly acid soils. 

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 4' - 6'
Spread 4' - 6'
Shape Mounding
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color White
Berries Inconspicuous
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet): Prepare planting area for adequate drainage.
Cold Hardiness Zone 7