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ILEX crenata 'Helleri'
Heller's Japanese Holly, Japanese Holly
Japanese holly is a broadleaf evergreen shrub native to northeast Asia. The cultivar 'Helleri' is a female selection valued for its dwarf habit and diminutive, shiny, dark green, boxwood-like leaves. It grows slowly into a low dense flattened mound. Neither the white spring flowers nor the black berries that follow are ornamentally significant.
Japanese holly grows best in well-drained, moist, slightly acid soils in full sun, but tolerates partial shade. The tight, condensed form of this cultivar suit it for use as a low hedge, as an edging to a perennial or herb planting, or as a specimen plant in a rock garden or container.
7 - 5
5 - 7
3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Green
Container, Edging, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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