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Holly, Box-leaved

Holly, Japanese, Ilex crenata Dark Green

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  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Pot Grown, 10-20cm (4-8ins) (Out of Stock)

  • £3.99
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Pg 10-20cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

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Similar to Box, but may be used as a substitute if Box blight is a problem. A versatile, very easy to grow, evergreen plant which is densely branched and covered with glossy, small, green, rounded, non-prickly leaves, and once established can grow at least 20cm (8ins) a year. Small black shiny fruits on female plants in autumn and makes an excellent hedge. It is very tolerant of urban pollution.

HEDGE Trim late summer. For hedges 60cm - 1.8m (2 - 6ft). Plant 45cm (1.5ft) apart.

SHRUB 3 x 1.2m (10 x 4ft).

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Holly, Box-leaved is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Holly, Box-leaved in a single row 45cm/18ins apart.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Holly, Box-leaved: Nip back growing points and prune only straggly or untidy shoots.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Dry Shade
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      60-180cm (2-6ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      3.7m (12ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      20-30cm (8-12ins)
  • Propagation
    • Protected by Plant Breeders Rights (propagation by unlicensed growers prohibited)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 10-20cm (4-8ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown