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ILEX crenata 'Northern Beauty'
Japanese Holly, Northern Beauty Holly
Japanese holly is a dense, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to northeast Asia. The cultivar 'Northern Beauty' is valued for its dense rounded habit and exceptional cold-hardiness. The shiny dark green leaves – resembling those of boxwood – are not as small as those of many other Japanese hollies. The tiny white spring flowers are not ornamentally significant.
Japanese holly grows best in well-drained, moist, slightly acid soil in full sun to light shade, and benefits from an organic mulch such as pine needles or shredded bark. In hot, dry, or windy sites it is prone to leaf scorch and mite infestations. It takes well to pruning. The dense formal habit of this cultivar suits it for hedges, foundations plantings, and mixed borders.
9 - 1
5 - 9
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'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Green
Container, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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