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Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem Bonsai Topiary
Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem Bonsai
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£50-£300 £29.95
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Channel Islands £145
Isle of Man £145
Isle of Wight £95
Northern Ireland £95
Republic of Ireland £95
Scotland & Scottish Highlands £75

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Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem Bonsai
This is a very mature topiarised tree grown in the style of a small cloud tree (hence our reference to ‘bonsai’). Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem is a a slow growing compact evergreen with small dark glossy green oval shaped leaves. It has been shaped over many years into a Bonsai-style or small cloud tree. Ilex Crenata Glorie Gem Bonsai also known as Japanese Boxwood Holly can be clipped just once or twice a year to maintain its striking shape. Indeed, Ilex Crenata is very often used as a hardy and disease resistant substitute for Buxus Topiary

Native to Japan and China, the Ilex crenata Glorie Gem Bonsai, also known as the Japanese Boxwood Holly or the Japanese Holly Glory, is an evergreen that is exceptionally easy to cultivate. It requires only minimal clipping to maintain its overall size and shape. A variety of Ilex Crenata, Glorie Gem is easy to care for. This makes it a popular topiary specimen for the novice or the expert. It requires trimming only once or twice per year. A simple pair of garden shears will maintain its compact appearance. Shapely Ilex Crenata produces nice branch growth naturally and rarely requires wiring to create its shape. During the spring months, the Ilex Crenata produces a profusion of dainty white flowers if the buds are not clipped away.

Relatively slow-growing, the compact evergreen topiary produces small, fine-textured, dark glossy green leaves that are oval-shaped and leathery to the touch. Place the Japanese Boxwood Holly in full or partial sunlight for optimum growth. A planting location in full sun produces denser foliage.

These topiary Ilex Crenata are hardy and will grow well in a pot. Plant in well draining fertile soil. However, it can withstand clay or sandy soil conditions. It grows in neutral, slightly acidic, or slightly calcareous soils. Keep the soil moist but not overly wet to encourage growth. Once established, it withstand short periods of drought. It also tolerates urban pollution well.

The Ilex crenata’s compact size of only 3 to 4 feet, makes it an ideal for a patio, balcony, front porch, or other space-saving area of the landscape. It can also be placed near foundations or walkways. To create colour contrasts in the landscape, consider planting the Ilex crenata beside a mix of lighter hued evergreens such as the lovely bright green Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball (Pittosporum Pom Pom)

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