Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

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About Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta) is an evergreen ornamental shrub with a dense globular form. This shrub is truly a sun lover, so make sure to plant it in an area that will receive 6 hours of sunlight a day. Compact Japanese Holly is a great choice for hedge and foundation planting. In areas where boxwoods do not grow well, this Japanese holly is a great substitute to get a similar look. Once established. Once established this shrub is very easy to maintain and responds well to trimming and shaping, and is resistant to deer, drought, insects, disease, heat, and mildew.

Spacing Your Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

Space Your Compact Japanese Holly 3-4 feet apart for a seamless planting. This selection has the potential to reach 6-10 feet wide, however, this can take many years. Plant them 5-6+ feet apart for space between untrimmed mature plants at their maximum size. Otherwise, space them at your desired distance and trim them once yearly.

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Common Name
Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)
Scientific Name
Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
USDA Zones
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Average Size
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