Ilex crenata Kinme Japanese Holly Topiary Globes Ilex Crenata or Japanese Holly is often used as a topiary plant due to its small glossy evergreen foliage and slow growth rate. This variety Kinme is distinct for its small, ovate leaves that keep their vibrant dark green colour year-round and a dense, spreading habit. These particular Ilex Crenata Kinme shrubs have been shaped over time as topiary globes or balls. The resulting evergreen topiary globes can be used to great decorative effect in the garden or patio.
If left untrimmed, Japanese Holly produces insignificant flowers in spring and summer, often followed by tiny, glossy, black fruit.
How Hardy is Ilex crenata Kinme Hardy in most parts of the United Kingdom, Ilex Crenata Kinme prefers areas with milder winters but can fare well in sub-zero temperatures provided that its needs are met.
How To Use Ilex crenata Kinme Ilex Crenata Globes will be a show-stopping addition to any landscape. For gardens, use it as a focus of interest, grown on its own to display the structural marvel and gorgeous foliage of the topiary. When grown in a container, a Japanese Holly ball topiary is just the thing to add year-round interest to patios or rooftop gardens.
How To Care For Ilex crenata Kinme Japanese Holly Kinme prefers sunnier spots in the garden and well-drained soils but also grows well in partial shade. To maintain the topiary shape, trim once or twice per year.