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Patti O® Japanese Holly*

Ilex crenata 'FARROWSK6'

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Patti O® Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'FARROWSK6') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Patti O® Japanese Holly

Patti O® Japanese Holly

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Patti O® Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'FARROWSK6') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Patti O® Japanese Holly

Patti O® Japanese Holly

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Boxleaf Holly

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A distinctive vertical evergreen shrub with an upright and narrow habit of growth; a superb choice for flanking formal entries and adds a level of dynamic interest to small gardens and patios; smaller, darker leaves further add aesthetic value

Ornamental Features

Patti O® Japanese Holly has dark green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. It produces black berries from mid fall to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Patti O® Japanese Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Insects
  • Disease

Patti O® Japanese Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Patti O® Japanese Holly will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a dioecious species, meaning that individual plants are either male or female. Only the females will produce fruit, and a male variety of the same species is required nearby as a pollinator.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.