Joy Creek Nursery

425-015D4   Ilex crenata 'Helleri'     ( Japanese holly )

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'
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Because of its compact size, this classic Japanese holly is one of the standard evergreen shrubs used in making low hedges. In habit this dense, dark green shrub is low and mounding, a little broader than it is tall. Its ability to tolerate both somewhat dry and somewhat moist conditions, in loamy soil or clay, full sun or part shade gives it a versatility that is hard to beat. The species is dioecious, having both male and female plants. Ilex crenata 'Helleri' is a female selection. Our research shows that this was released by J. Heller of Newport, Rhode Island in 1936.

Early summer.  8-10 in. x 8-10 in.

White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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