Ilex crenata

Japanese Holly hedging

From £7.00

Japanese Holly (Ilex Crenata) is a low growing evergreen hedging shrub that has dark green glossy small leaves. It is a great hedging alternative to Box hedging.

Japanese Holly (Ilex Crenata) makes is perfect for low hedging whilst also making a great privacy screen and windbreak and all whilst providing year-round interest. Japanese Holly can be kept as a small neat hedge or edging to a border or path, or allowed to grow a bit into a medium height hedge (good at approx 1m height). Often used in replacement of Box (Buxus semperviren), Japanese Holly hedging is blight resistant and slightly hardier, its leaves are small, rounded and glossy and it has a very dense and bushy habit. 

Japanese Holly is also used in topiary due to its similarity to Box

More Information

  • Berry Colour Black
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 1.5m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
Ilex Crenata (Japanese Holly) can tolerate a hardy pruning, but pruning promotes new growth which is susceptable to cold weathe and frosts. You can trim off branch tips to remove dead wood and make the shape more aesthetically appealing. But Japanese holly pruning can also be severe. Like boxwood, Japanese holly plants tolerate shearing, which makes the shrub a good choice for an evergreen hedge.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Japanese Holly 15/20cm 1L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Japanese Holly 15/20cm 1L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    15/20cm
    1L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £7.00 Was £7.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 6 per metre
  • Japanese Holly 20/40cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Japanese Holly 20/40cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    20/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £10.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Japanese Holly 30/50cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Japanese Holly 30/50cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    30/50cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £17.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • Japanese Holly 40/60cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Japanese Holly 40/60cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • Japanese Holly 12L 30/40cm 50cm Trough
    Japanese Holly 12L 30/40cm 50cm Trough
    30/40cm 50cm Trough
    50cm Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £55.00
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Ilex Crenata 60-80cm root ball
    Ilex Crenata 60-80cm root ball
    60/80cm
    5 year old Root Ball
    Price £19.99
    Planting Density:
    2.5 to 3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

  • Ilex Crenata 80-100cm root ball
    Ilex Crenata 80-100cm root ball
    80/100cm
    6 year old Root Ball
    Price £25.00
    Planting Density:
    2 to 2.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £200.

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More Information
Berry ColourBlack
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To1.5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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