Ilex Crenata “Green hedge” Spiral – (Japanese Holly)
A stunning topiary spiral shaped from Ilex crenata (Japanese Holly), available in a choice of heights: 110 cm and 120/130 cm.
Ilex crenata, the Japanese Holly, is an evergreen with small glossy round leaves resembling those of Box. As the name suggests it originates from the higher parts of Japan and Korea. and can live for 100 years so it is a good alternative to box, which can be killed by harsh winters. The black berries of Japanese Holly and the pale new leaves which take a couple of months to darken, create a pleasant contrast against the slightly curved darker leaves. Like all hollies Ilex crenata has male and female plants but only the females form berries.