Ilex Crenata Stokes Topiary Globes Ilex Crenata Stokes or Japanese Holly Stokes, has been trained to create Topiary Globes, which can be used in your garden to create an attractive formal accent. Ilex Crenata or Japanese Holly is a tiny-leaved evergreen holly of very slow growth. It has a similar appearance to Box (Buxus Sempervirens). The variety Stokes, is a dwarf shrub naturally forming a dense compact mound of tiny leaves and is widely grown for its dwarf congested habit and hardiness. Stokes is a male variety.
Native to north east Asia, Ilex Crenata is extremely hardy, and the variety Ilex Crenata Stokes grows into a dense compact mound which lends itself perfectly into being shaped into a topiary form. The tiny, thornless, oval green leaves are leathery in texture. As Japanese Holly Stokes is a male variety it will not develop berries but the tiny white flowers will still attract bees and butterflies to your garden in spring! Being reliably evergreen in the UK, the attractive rounded green form of these Topiary Globes will remain as a stand-out accent of your garden throughout the winter months.
Hardy throughout the UK and continental Europe, Ilex Crenata Stokes will naturally grow to a mature height and spread of 0.9 -1.2 metres in 10 to 20 years. Our Ilex Crenata Stokes Topiary Globes arrive already formed and shaped, and will require clipping just once per year in midsummer to maintain their topiary shape.
Plant Japanese Holly Stokes in full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained sand, clay or loam soil with an acid to neutral pH. Tolerant of salt and pollution, Japanese Holly Stokes is equally well-suited to coastal and city gardens.
Japanese Holly Stokes Topiary Globes are an excellent choice for creating a year-round formal feel in even the smallest of garden spots! They make perfect container plantings for roof terraces or balconies, or for patios and courtyards down at ground level. The combination of low-maintenance year-round foliage and the distinctive topiary shape of these globes will be irresistible! Imagine them framing a front door, or lining a walkway in a formal garden. Wherever you are looking for a small, perfectly shaped shrub with year-round foliage to create an accent in your landscape, our Japanese Holly Stokes Topiary Globes will fill the spot perfectly!
Ilex Crenata Stokes is an ideal small topiary plant for your year-round garden prized for its globe shape and attractive evergreen foliage.