Ilex crenata 'Green Lustre' - Green Lustre Holly

Ilex crenata 'Green Lustre'

Green Lustre Japanese Holly

Categories: Shrub

A low growing handsome shrub with dark green lustrous foliage. The growth habit is dense and mounding with a wider spread. The Green Lustre is hardier than many Japanese hollies. Small flowers are inconspicuous followed by black fruit in winter. A great shrub for foundation planting a small hedge or mass planting.

We offer Green Lustre 18" to 24" in a 5 gallon container.

More About Ilex crenata 'Green Lustre'

  • Easily transplanted, easy to grow.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Year-round good green color.

Green Lustre Japanese Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Spacing of 3 to 4 feet is recommended for a formal hedge. Click on the "About Us' tab to find planting instructions.


4 Feet


5-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Ilex crenata 'Green Lustre' Characteristics


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture

  • Average Water
  • Wet Soil/Wetlands


  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Edging
  • Fast Growing
  • Evergreen

Foliage Color

  • Green


  • Upright

Genus Overview: Ilex

Family: crenata · Common Name: Japanese Holly

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.