Ilex 'crenata Golden Gem'

6 × 9cm pots £41.94 £24.99
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Buy Ilex 'crenata Golden Gem' Japanese holly: Cheerful golden leaves

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Perfect for creating parterres and low hedges, this compact, bushy evergreen can be clipped into a variety of shapes, so it's also ideal for creating topiary. It's easy to grow in a wide range of settings and it has an excellent resistance to diseases, so it makes an ideal alternative to Buxus.

  • Garden care: Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning - remove diseased or misplaced branches in spring. Trim plants grown as formal hedges in late summer. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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