Ilec crenata 'Helleri' - Helleri Holly

Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

Helleri Japanese Holly

Categories: Shrub

Very dense, dwarf mounded compact form with handsome glossy green oval leaves on stiff branches. Small black fruit develops in early fall attracting wildlife and providing winter interest. It is excellent for foundation planting, group planting or small hedge.

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

More About Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

  • Low maintenance.
  • Transplants easily from containers.
  • Nice compact low growing shrub.

Helleri Japanese Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips

Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Plant 3 to 4 feet apart when planting as a hedge.


4 Feet


5 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Ilex crenata 'Helleri' 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.