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Ilex Crenata | Japanese Holly Cloud Bonsai Tree - 160cm - 110lt

Ilex Crenata | Japanese Holly Cloud Bonsai Tree - 160cm - 110lt

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Ilex crenata is a slow-growing, ornamental, evergreen shrub or small tree with dense and compact habit. Its tiny, rounded, glossy, dark green leaves resemble the box-wood leaves. Inconspicuous, white flowers that bloom in summer are followed by small, black berries in autumn. Ilex crenata, or Japanese Holly, is an easily grown plant that tolerates various types of soils, except very wet, but thrives in average, medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Once established, it is drought and frost tolerant, but needs to be protected from drying winter winds. Doesn’t require regular pruning. Japanese Holly is a lovely, tough ornamental tree. Great alternative to Box or Buxus sempervirens because it is resistant to Box blight and not prone to leaf scorch when pruned. It is perfect as a specimen plant, for neat, low hedges and screens, path edgings, and foundations. Suitable for trimming and making topiaries and bonsai trees.
  • Common Name

    Japanese Holly, Box-Leaved Holly

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, white flowers

  • Foliage

    tiny, rounded, glossy, dark green leaves resembling box-wood leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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