Ilex Crenata Ball

{ Japanese holly; Box-leaved holly }

£30.00 - £70.00

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About Holly

Though originating from Eastern China and Japan, Holly has made her name closer to home as the must-have alternative to the often problematic Buxus. As well as the minimal maintenance required for Holly, her compact glossy leaves will keep your space looking green throughout the year.


Our Ilexs crenata balls ome in two sizes:

Ball diameter: approximately 25cm; Nursery pot width: 23cm
Ball diameter: approximately 25cm; Nursery pot width: 29cm


In an ideal world, Holly would opt for a sunny, sheltered spot but she doesn't mind some shade for part of the day too.


Harsh, cold winds so make sure she's sheltered from the elements in the winter months.

Looking after this plant

Holly is a very unfussy - all she asks for is regular watering to keep her soil moist and a nice trim of her leaves between April-May to keep her looking prim.

Living with pets and children

Her berries can cause mild stomach upset if eaten.