Ilex Crenata Convexa Hedging – Japanese Holly Hedge: an ideal alternative to Box

Updated for 2016

Evergreen Ilex Crenata Hedging will form a neat, compact and long lasting hedge relatively quickly and it won’t get Box blight!

Ilex Crenata Hedging (Japanese Holly Hedge) is a blight-free shrub that is similar in appearance to Box (Buxus Sempervirens) but is faster growing yet just as easy to prune and maintain (once per year will suffice). With its small, dark green leaves, Ilex Crenata (Japanese Holly) is quite often mistaken for Box. Native to the Japanese Highlands, Ilex Crenata is a hardy and handsome evergreen shrub. It is in fact a perfect hedging plant, particularly if you are based in an area that is suffering (or has recently suffered) from the dreaded Box Blight.

Very attractive leave shape and colour of Ilex Crenata Convexa
Very attractive leave shape and colour of Ilex Crenata Convexa

As our climate warms, more and more gardeners are witnessing an increasing level of box blight which can have a decimating effect on Box (Buxus Sempervirens) hedges and box borders. When this happens, most garden advisors including the RHS will recommend the best course of action is to change your hedge.

Has your garden suffered from Box Blight?
If you are in an area that has suffered from the dreaded Box Blight, Ilex Crenata Convexa hedging (Japanese Holly Hedge) is an excellent alternative or substitute. As a hedging plant in its own right, there is much to commend Ilex Crenata Convexa Hedging (Japanese Holly Hedge). It’s small, rounded foliage is similar to Box. It is a gorgeous shade of dark green and has a dense compact form. Ilex Crenata Convexa will happily grow in any soil type. In terms of height, it can grow to 3 to 4 metres tall and has been known to live for over 100 years.

Our Ilex Crenata Convexa Hedging plants are a nice bushy shape and already 1.25 metres tall (excluding the pot size). UK wide deliveries with free delivery for orders over £250! Shop Now!

Our Ilex Crenata Convexa Hedging plants are a nice bushy shape and already 1.25 metres tall
Our Ilex Crenata Convexa Hedging plants are a nice bushy shape and already 1.25 metres tall