Green Glory Japanese Holly, Box-leaved Holly
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Broad rounded, moderate to slow growth rateMature Height - 5'Mature Width - 8'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Dull greenish white, not showy. May-JuneFruit - Berry-like black drupe. September-October. May persist into spring in mild climates. Usually hidden under foliage.Leaf - Leaves alternate, simple, spineless, crowded, elliptic 0.5-1.5" long x 0.3- 0.5" wide, dark green above, dotted beneath with blackish clear or translucent glandsFall Color - N/ABark - Green-to gray green or gray brown.Other Features - Sun or shade adaptable. Does well in city gardens. Cold hardiness improved in cold climates by providing winter shade.Possible Use - Foundations, borders, groupings, hedges, and as a specimen.Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - 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.Native Habitat - Japan, Korea, China. Introduced in United States in 1898Diseases and Insects - Spider mites can be serious. Transplants well. Cold HardyStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Holly.- Other plants of the family Aquifoliaceae.- Other plants of the genus Ilex.- Other plants of the species Ilex crenata.