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Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda'

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Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda') at Chalet Nursery

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda'

Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda'

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Height: 30 inches

Spread: 18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 6

Other Names: Boxleaf Holly

Description:

An absolutely stunning dwarf, dense and tightly compact evergreen shrub with tiny foliage and a wonderfully artistic habit of growth, glossy black berries if planted with a male variety; uses are endless, let your imagination run wild

Ornamental Features:

Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly has dark green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves remain dark green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces black berries from mid fall right through to late winter. This is a female variety of the species which requires a male selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

Landscape Attributes:

Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Plant Characteristics:

Dwarf Pagoda Japanese Holly will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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