Japanese Hollies





Ilex aquifolium 'Ferrox Argentea' (M)

'Ferox Argentea' is a large, bushy evergreen shrub with purple young shoots. Leaves small, spiny on upper surface as well as the margins, broadly edged with creamy-white. Flowers small, dull white

Height: 10 feet
Width: 10 feet
Water: Well-drained to Moist
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6






Ilex aquipernyi 'San Jose' (F)

A compact, upright, conical shaped evergreen with small glossy green foliage. Bright red berries in late summer through fall and winter make an excellent contrast.
 
Height: 12-20 ft.
Width: 10-15 ft.
Water: Water regularly until well established
Blooms: May
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 6





Ilex crenata 'Convexa' (F)

Japanese holly: This holly resembles boxwood, but its growth habit is higher and more spreading. Leaves are dark green, glossy. Berries are small and black. Like many hollies the flowers are very small and hard to see. Takes shearing well. Evergreen.

Height: 6 ft.
Width: 4-5 ft.
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Ilex crenata 'Fastigiata' (M)

An unusual holly that grows straight up and maintains its narrow shape as it ages. Perfect for that tight spot in the garden or for a structural statement. Small dark green leaves. Evergreen.
 
Height: 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft. / 1.5 m x 90 cm
Water: Moist, but well-drained soil
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 6





Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem' (F)

A dense compact low growing shrub with a naturally domed growth habit. The foliage has a bright green-yellow variegated colour.
 
Height: 2-4 ft.
Width: 2-4 ft.
Water: Water regularly until established
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Ilex crenata 'Mariesii' (F)

An extremely slow growing shrub with interesting form and branching. This evergreen shrub offers handsome black fruit in fall through winter. Perfect for small spaces.
 
Height: 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Water regularly until established
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5




Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

The narrow, columnar form, is just right for small areas. Dark green foliage holds its colour year round, sporting purple berries in fall. Outstanding for use as vertical accent, near entryways or as a privacy screen. Planted in a large container, it makes an elegant, formal appearance. Evergreen.

Height: 6-8 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Water: Regular watering
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Ilex meserveae 'Casanova' (M)

Glossy leaves of this jewel have a dark green background with rather irregular varigation of creamy yellow to almost white towards the margins. Some leaves are creamy yellow or white completely. Every leaf is different, same as every plant – you will not find two identical plants. This makes each one look like a painter’s original. Leaves are gently serrated, not spiny, medium sized (approx. 4x3 cm). New branches are burgundy red same as tiny flower buds. Vigorous upright habit.

Height: 8-10 ft.
Width: 8 ft.
Water: Well-drained, average soil.
Exposure: Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 5





Ilex verticillata (M)

An excellent pollinator for female winterberries such as 'Red Sprite' and 'Magical Berry'. It is a dwarf cultivar with inconspicuous white flowers that does not produce berries. Tolerates wet soils.
 
Height: 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Water: Water regularly until established
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Ilex verticillata 'Golden Verboom' (F)

Ilex verticillata 'Golden Verboom' is the newest and brightest of the yellow-berried Winterberries, with vivid yellow fruit all Winter. It specifically needs 'Golden Verboom' male for pollination. Selected at Verboom Nursery in Holland. It is also salt and wet site tolerant.

Height
: 4 ft.
Width: 5
Water: Water regularly until established
Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 3





Ilex verticillata 'Magical Berry' (Mixed M/F)

A profusion of bright red berries brighten the winter landscape and provide food for birds. A male pollenizer, such as Jim Dandy Holly, required for berry set. Extremely hardy. Deciduous.
 
Height: 4 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Water: Water regularly until established
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 4





Ilex X 'Rutzan' Red Beauty™ PP14750

Abundant crops of bright red berries combined with dense, dark green foliage create an annual spectacle. A beautiful specimen or hedge. Use for framing an entrance or lining a drive. Maintains its dense, upright, conical form with little or no pruning. Evergreen.
 
Height: 7-10 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Water: Regular watering
Blooms: Spring
Exposure: Partial to Full Sun
Hardiness: Zone 6