HOLLY JAPANESE - COMPACTA
HOLLY JAPANESE COMPACTA - Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
The Compact Japanese Holly, Ilex crenata 'Compacta', is a well-branched, somewhat oval-shaped, and compact shrub to 4 feet high and wide. It does well in neutral to acid soil. Plant in mass groups as low shrubs, low hedges, or tall groundcovers. The compact habit of growth and small leaves make these ideal plants for use as clipped, formal hedges. Japanese Holly develops without clipping making it well suited for planting along a foundation. Plant 3 to 4 feet apart to form a hedge, farther apart in a shrub border. It shears fairly well, but will thin slightly toward the base, especially if not located in full sun. Japanese Hollies are not drought tolerant.