Ilex Crenata Convexa has glossy dark green convex-shaped foliage having a surface curved like the exterior of a circle. Ilex Crenata Convexa is a handsome slowish-growing evergreen plant from Japan with a pleasing compact form. Commonly known as Japanese Holly, it is related to our own native holly tree and like our hollies, there are male and female plants. Only the females will berry. These are usually a dark purple colour.
Ilex Crenata Convexa Japanese Holly is an ideal plant for creating topiary or also to use as a neat hedge or as a border in a flower bed. It is relatively slow growing and happy to grow in any soil types even shallow chalky soils. If you live in an area prone to box blight then this is the plant to replace it with as it does not suffer from blight.
Ilex Crenata Convexa can grow to about 3-4 metres tall if you do not clip it. Most gardeners will plant Ilex Crenata though because it will form a neat, compact hedge for many many years.
These particular Ilex Crenata Convexa plants are a nice bushy shape and are ideal for use as evergreen hedging.