Compacta Japanese Holly

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Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

The versatile Compacta Holly, also called Japanese, or boxleaf holly, is much used here at Toms Creek because its handsome, dark-green, shiny foliage adds texture to shrub beds and borders, as well as to foundation, mass, or hedge plantings.   LOW MAINTENANCE

It is a dense-form, mounding that is slightly wider than it is high. Prefers slightly acid soils. Can be sheared. Easy to prune. 

The Compact Japanese Holly is a fantastic substitute for boxwood in hotter, humid areas where boxwood does not thrive, and an excellent dense evergreen bush for any location. It has small, rounded leaves and clips easily into rounded specimens 

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 4' - 6'
Spread 4' - 8'
Shape Mounding
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Insignificant
Berries Inconspicuous
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet): Ensure Planting area provides adequate drainage.
Cold Hardiness Zone 6 to 8