Hardy Box-leaved Hedging - Ilex crenata Luxus Green Hedge Plants - Pack of FIVE Super Bushy Plants

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For those that do not have success with Buxus hedging in their garden, or fancy something a little different, this trouble free, evergreen alternative could be just the thing!

With the appearance of the familiar Buxus sempervirens, Ilex crenata is a form of box-leaved Japanese Holly that creates an attractive green hedge with a very similar aesthetic to Box hedging - the foliage is small, glossy and dense habit, which really lends it to making a wonderful low hedge that looks good all year round. Japanese Holly hedging is a hardy, low maintenance plant that is becoming increasingly popular, thriving in a multitude of growing conditions, it is of course nothing like the well known festive English Holly in either growth or appearance!

We supply these plants at a super bushy growth stage at around 25-35cms (10-14 inches) tall. They will establish quickly to form a lovely dense, dark green hedge.

We recommend a planting distance of approximately 15-20cms (6-8 inches) between each plant (that's 5-6 plants per metre), so you'll have your very own knot garden or path edging perhaps in no time at all. These are well established, individually pot grown plants that will give a pretty instant result them moment you plant them - thus offering amazing value.

This Japanese holly is a wonderful alternative to traditional box hedging. It has a compact and strong growth habit and can even be pruned for topiary. An adaptable and resilient plant suitable for a variety of settings. Also has a strong resistance to disease.

This plant is supplied in 1-2 litre containers at an approximate height of 30cm/1ft. Each plant can grow to a height and spread of 60cm/2ft.

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This plant can be planted in a full sun or partial shade area to grow at its best. It prefers moist, well-drained soil, which is neutral or acidic.

These plants require minimal maintenance, an annual prune in late summer will keep your hedge in a formal condition. A check in spring to remove any misplaced branches will also help your plant look at its best.

An annual mulch after pruning will supress any competing weeds, hold down moisture and add organic matter to the soil.