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ILEX crenata 'Pyramidalis'
Japanese Holly, Pyramidal Japanese Holly
Japanese holly is a dense, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to northeast Asia. The female cultivar 'Pyramidalis' is valued for its compact conical habit. The shiny dark green leaves – resembling those of boxwood – are not as small as those of most other Japanese hollies. Neither the white spring flowers nor the black berries that follow are 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 upright habit of this cultivar suits it for hedges, foundations plantings, and mixed borders.
9 - 1
6 - 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
5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Light Green
Container, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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