Ilex crenata 'Steeds' - Steeds Holly

Ilex crenata 'Steeds'

Steeds Japanese Holly

Categories: Shrub

A vigorous, upright pyramidal shrub with lustrous dark green, flat leaves.  Does well in full sun or partial shade.  Needs winter protection in colder climates.  Excellent as an accent, single specimen or used as a medium height hedge.   

We offer the Steeds 30" to 36" in a 7 gallon container.

More About Ilex crenata 'Steeds'

  • Accent planting as single specimen.
  • Medium growing hedge.
  • Low maintance.


10-15 Feet


10-12 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Ilex crenata 'Steeds' Characteristics


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Average Water


  • Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Fast Growing
  • Mass Planting

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.