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Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

(12 customer reviews)

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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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Scientific Name
Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
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Average Size
3-6' H x 3-6' W
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12 reviews for Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

  1. Betty Blalock (verified owner)

    Compacta Japanese holly plants arrived in a timely manner and in great condition. Everything I have ever purchased from plants by mail has been fairly priced and excellent quality plants.

  2. Suresh Kari (verified owner)

    Awesome service
    Plants were very healthy
    Will definitely order again

  3. Valerie (verified owner)

    Larger than expected, very healthy and green.

  4. Lynda (verified owner)

    Was very pleased with the size and health of plants – and fast shipping.
    Will def. order again.

  5. Allen Harshbarger (verified owner)

    No nursery in our area had this plant. It was well priced for comparable plants at local nurseries. It arrived earlier than expected and in perfect condition.

  6. Dannie McLaughlin (verified owner)

    I ordered a total of 40 compact holly shrubs and they all arrived in perfect condition. The price was less than what local nurseries were charging and there was no extra shipping fee like some on-line nurseries are charging. Plus I was able to get the quantity of plants I needed. Customer service was also amazing. Many on-line nurseries currently are not responding to emails or answering phones. I was able to talk to a real person who answered all of my questions. I will be ordering again in the future.

  7. Liz vino (verified owner)

    Arrived in beautiful condition! Looks great so far – has been in ground 2 weeks

  8. Craig

    Arrived quickly. Well protected. Look healthy. See how they do, Good price for three, included shipping. Happy

  9. Karen Iuculano (verified owner)

    This is my 4th time ordering from plants by mail. Extremely happy with customer service and quality of plants. I will keep coming back for more.

    • Team PBM

      Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to you coming back!

  10. Robin R Chitwood (verified owner)

    My Japanese holly plants arrived in a timely way and were well packaged and very healthy. They have been planted for a week and are now showing new growth. I will order from Plants By Mail again.

  11. Robert E Henriksen (verified owner)

    I ordered Compacta Japanese Holly but was sent Japanese Privet. I emailed them the error and the correct plants were sent quickly and I was told to keep the incorrect items shipped. Both sets of plants came very healthy and I would recommend them and plan to continue shopping with Plants by Mail.

  12. Lesley (verified owner)

    Let me start off by saying that I was sent a pencil rather than a compact, I notified them and was immediately sent the correct item. Both in perfect condition and healthy shrubs. Would highly recommend and order again. Great customer service!

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