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Cultural Details for Ilex crenata 'Green Glory'

Common Name:
Green Glory Japanese Holly, Box-leaved Holly

Growth Rate:
Broad rounded, moderate to slow growth rate

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dull greenish white, not showy. May-June

Fruit Details:
Berry-like black drupe. September-October. May persist into spring in mild climates. Usually hidden under foliage.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Green-to gray green or gray brown.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Spider mites can be serious. Transplants well. Cold Hardy

Native Habitat:
Japan, Korea, China. Introduced in United States in 1898

Other Features:
Sun or shade adaptable. Does well in city gardens. Cold hardiness improved in cold climates by providing winter shade.

Culture and Care:
Prefers light, moist, slightly acid soils; sun to part shade.The soil needs to be well-drained, as Japanese Holly does not like overly moist soil. Regular watering, however, is needed to keep the plants looking their best.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 5

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.