Round and compact form, this hybrid offers lustrous dark green leathery leaves along purplish stem. Needs little or no pruning makes it a virtually maintenance free shrub. Used as foundation, borders and hedge planting.
We offer Bennett's Compacta 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.
The compacta holly is simular in looks and habit to the boxwood and can be used in similar situations. A native of Japan it is also referenced as Japanese holly or Box-leaf holly.
Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Recommended spacing for a formal hedge is 2 to 3 feet apart. For a more informal hedge plant 4 to 5 feet apart. Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.
Crenata holly is a dense multi-branched evergreen shrub with a round or broadly rounded form, while other varieties have an upright form. All the crenata varieties have medium fine textured leaves that are oval shaped and stiff. The leaves remain a lustrous dark green color in summer and winter. Does well in full sun or partial shade, adaptable to most soil types but prefers moist well drained soil. Because of its versatility it is widely used in foundation, hedges and mass planting. A very handsome and worthwhile landscape plant.