Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

(3 customer reviews)
  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon - #3 Pot

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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'
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Average Size
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3 reviews for Compact Japanese Holly (Ilex Compacta)

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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