Ilex Glory Gem | Japanese holly - Bonsai - Cloud Tree - 210cm, 70lt

Ilex Glory Gem | Japanese holly - Bonsai - Cloud Tree - 210cm, 70lt

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Ilex crenata 'Glory Gem' is a popular cultivar of the Japanese holly species that is often grown as a bonsai tree. It is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves and a compact, dense growth habit. The Glory Gem variety is known for its small size and delicate, intricate branching patterns, making it a perfect choice for bonsai enthusiasts. The Ilex Glory Gem Bonsai is a beautiful and elegant plant that requires some care and attention to thrive. It prefers bright, indirect light and moderate humidity levels, and should be kept in a well-draining soil mix. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil evenly moist, but overwatering should be avoided as it can lead to root rot. In addition to regular watering, the Ilex Glory Gem Bonsai requires periodic pruning and shaping to maintain its compact and graceful form. This can be done throughout the year, although the best time for major pruning is in the spring or fall when the plant is not actively growing. Overall, the Ilex Glory Gem Bonsai is a beautiful and rewarding plant to grow for bonsai enthusiasts of all levels. Its small size, elegant form, and evergreen foliage make it a great addition to any indoor or outdoor space. With proper care and attention, it can be enjoyed for many years to come.
  • Common Name

    Ilex crenata 'Glory Gem', Japanese holly

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    inconspicuous, small white flowers

  • Foliage

    small, glossy, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

4–8 metres

Mature Width

2.5–4 metres

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

chalk, clay, loam, sand, acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun/partial shade

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year


non fruiting

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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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