The Ilex crenata Green Hedge - decorative and easy to care for
The Ilex crenata Green Hedge is a densely branched and slow growing plant from the holly genus. With a growth rate of 5 to 10cm per year, it can reach a height of up to 200cm over time. The oval, glossy leaves of Ilex crenata are always large. The flowering season is from May to June. Then the Japanese holly, sometimes also called holly, produces a multitude of inconspicuous small white flowers. The small black berry fruits of the holly are not suitable for consumption and adorn the Ilex crenata from September to November.
Ilex crenata - a boxwood-like holly
From time immemorial, boxwood has been considered an important pillar of garden culture. Because it can be pruned, there are no limits to the imagination when it comes to shaping this plant. However, it often suffers from disease and fungal attack. Ilex crenata, also known as Japanese holly, is an ideal substitute. The boxwood substitute Ilex crenata is just as attractive and pruning-friendly, yet far easier to care for and more robust.
Undemanding and low-maintenance box
The Ilex crenata Green Hedge thrives well in normal garden soil. The soil should be well drained. When you buy an Ilex crenata, you do not have to worry about the right site conditions. The Ilex crenata is very tolerant in this respect and tolerates a sunny to semi-shady spot just as well as a spot in the shade. In contrast to the well-known boxwood, Japanese holly is extremely robust and uncomplicated. The Ilex crenata is frost-hardy and can withstand even the harshest winter without any problems. It copes excellently with the climate in the city and can also withstand short dry periods without any problems. If you are looking for an evergreen shrub that looks similar to boxwood, you should buy an Ilex crenata. As beautiful and decorative as a boxwood may be, these plants are very susceptible to disease and fungal infestation in particular is a common problem. Instead, you should buy a Japanese holly, because the Ilex crenata is absolutely resistant to fungi and other diseases.
Ilex crenata is not only suitable as a hedge plant
The Löffel Ilex is an ideal hedge plant. The Japanese holly is very tolerant of pruning and should be pruned twice a year so that the hedge with its dense growth keeps out unwanted glances. For a hedge planting you should buy about 7 plants of Ilex crenata per metre. Ilex crenata is an ideal plant for topiary. It is therefore not only suitable as a hedge plant, bed border or for edging larger areas. You can also buy an Ilex crenata to make it an eye-catcher in the garden or on the patio, either as a solitary plant or as a foliage plant with a topiary to suit your taste. The Japanese holly fits perfectly into a city garden, a rose garden or a cottage garden and, with the right topiary, also into a Japanese garden. When you buy an Ilex crenata, you should also think about suitable planting partners. Suitable planting partners are roses and all large perennials as well as sheep's yarrow
Ilex crenata can be planted in any garden.
Buy Ilex crenata Green Hedge
For one square metre you will need about 12 plants, for a running metre of hedge we recommend buying about 7 plants.
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the Ilex crenata Green Hedge all year round.