Ilex crenata ‘Dwarf Pagoda’
dwarf Japanese holly
This unusual Japanese holly is very dense and dwarf. The congested growth slowly develops into a column of short and stubby branches. The tiny and shiny dark green leaves densely cover the stems. As it matures it has an artistic and sculptural quality that only improves with age.
Colors & Combos
Great Plant Combinations: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana’ or ‘Nana Lutea’, Galanthus nivalis, Cyclamen coum, Saxifraga ‘Primuloides’, Sedum ewersii, Sedum sieboldii
Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, cream ,silver
Great Color Partners: burgundy, green
Culture NotesGive this slow grower a well drained to sandy soil with full sun to light or open shade. This dwarf holly appreciates occasional watering during dry weather once it is established. Do not crowd this shrub. It is easily overwhelmed by its neighbors. Light pruning can be done in the winter to enhance the sculptural quality of its growth.
Plant Type: compact shrub
Foliage Type: evergreen
Plant Height: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to open shade
Water Requirements: drought tolerant, but appreciates occasional watering