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Ilex Crenata Stokes - Ball - 50-60cm - 35lt

Ilex Crenata Stokes - Ball - 50-60cm - 35lt

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Ilex crenata 'Stokes' is a captivating evergreen shrub that has earned its place in the hearts of UK garden enthusiasts due to its remarkable attributes and suitability for British landscapes. This versatile plant offers a range of features that contribute to its popularity in gardens across the United Kingdom.

One of the most striking qualities of 'Stokes' is its compact and rounded growth habit. It forms a dense, globe-like shape that lends itself well to both formal and informal garden designs. Its small, glossy, dark green leaves provide an exquisite backdrop for other plants and garden elements, making it an excellent choice for hedges, borders, and even container gardening.

The 'Stokes' variety is highly regarded for its adaptability to the UK climate. It can thrive in a variety of soil types, as long as they are well-drained. This robust shrub is well-suited to the often unpredictable British weather, including cold temperatures and frost. Its ability to withstand harsh conditions ensures that it remains a dependable choice for gardeners throughout the UK.

Maintaining 'Stokes' is relatively easy, as it has a slow to moderate growth rate. While it doesn't require frequent pruning, occasional trimming may be necessary to maintain its desired shape and size. Its manageable size makes it suitable for gardens of all sizes, from small urban plots to larger rural landscapes. This adaptability and low-maintenance nature make it a practical and attractive option for UK gardeners.

As an evergreen, Ilex crenata 'Stokes' provides year-round visual interest in the garden. Its foliage retains its rich green color throughout all seasons, adding life and vibrancy to the landscape even during the winter months when many other plants have gone dormant. This enduring greenery contributes to its overall aesthetic appeal and ensures that it remains a key player in the garden's visual appeal throughout the year.

In conclusion, Ilex crenata 'Stokes' is a splendid evergreen shrub that has found a special place in UK gardens. Its compact, rounded growth, adaptability to the British climate, low-maintenance requirements, and year-round green foliage make it an excellent choice for various garden styles and settings. Whether you're looking to create an elegant hedge, add structure to your garden, or simply enjoy a plant that thrives in the UK, 'Stokes' is a top-notch choice that brings lasting beauty and charm to British landscapes.

  • Common Name

    Ilex crenata 'Stokes'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    Tiny White

  • Foliage

    small, spineless glossy dark green

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

0.5–1 m

Mature Width

1–1.5 m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–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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