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Ilex Crenata | Japanese Holly Cloud Tree - Bonsai - 180cm - 26 Clouds - Approx 30 years old - 180lt

Ilex Crenata | Japanese Holly Cloud Tree - Bonsai - 180cm - 26 Clouds - Approx 30 years old - 180lt

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The Ilex Crenata bonsai cloud tree stands elegantly at approximately six feet, showcasing a harmonious blend of aesthetic tradition and horticultural prowess. This Japanese holly variety is meticulously shaped, displaying 26 cloud-like arms, a distinct characteristic of "Niwaki," the Japanese art of tree sculpting. These cloud arms are spheres of lush, petite, dark-green leaves, arranged symmetrically, revealing glimpses of the sturdy, twisted branches underneath, each meticulously pruned and shaped to perfection. The compact leaves exhibit a glossy texture, reflecting light with a lustrous sheen, adding a serene ambiance to the surroundings.

The tree's sophisticated structure radiates a sense of balance and tranquility, embodying the timeless elegance inherent to bonsai cultivation. The Ilex Crenata's refined appearance is further accentuated by its smooth, gray bark, providing a subtle contrast to the vibrant green foliage, making it a captivating focal point in any landscape. This unique bonsai cloud tree is not merely a plant but a living sculpture, representing patience, dedication, and the harmonious connection between man and nature. Its breathtaking beauty and intricate design make it a living masterpiece, inviting contemplation and admiration from every viewer.

The tree in stock at Around Arboretum, you are welcome to come and have a look at it - it is a stunning sight. 

  • Common Name

    Japanese Holly, Box-Leaved Holly

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • 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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  • Unbeatable Quality

    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

  • Expert Advice

    Ask our experienced staff for advice. Happy to help once bought, simply email if any problems or come over for a chat.

  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

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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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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