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HOLLY


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Crenata
Japanese Holly


Miniature
Irregular
Zone 6
'DWARF PAGODA' Dr. Elwin Orton from Rutgers University, NJ, developed this extremely dwarf plant. It has tiny dark green leaves and an irregular branching habit. A very nice companion plant for a dwarf conifer garden or rock garden. Also a great selection for bonsai. Recently it has become very popular for use in decorative patio planters.
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Dwarf
Mounding
Zone 6 or 7?
'GOLDEN HELLER' This is a selection of `Golden Heller' that has the small leaves and compact growth habit that has made Ilex crenata `Helleri' a popular landscape plant and also has a super yellow color when grown in full sun. Extremely popular! Quite rare in the trade.
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Miniature
Globose
Zone 6
'PIN CUSHION' This cute little miniature evergreen holly has tiny dark green glossy leaves that are 1/4 in. wide by 1/2 in. long. It will become a very compact globe or dome shaped plant and makes a great edging plant like a boxwood.
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Glabra
Inkberry

Intermediate
Upright
Zone 5
'SHAMROCK' Here is a nice slower growing form of the Inkberry. It has darker green leaves than the species and is much more compact it is also deer resistant. It will tolerate many adverse conditions but not alkaline soils. Grows best in full sun with a moist well drained soil but it will also do very good in city conditions and partial shade. A great choice for a hedge or background planting or in mass planting.

Hybrid
Hybrid Ilex


Intermediate
Upright
Zone 6
'SERENDIPTY' Here is another excellent hybrid from Dr. Elwin Orton's Ilex breeding program at Rutgers University, NJ. In the past we incorrectly sold this particular cultivar as 'Rock Garden'. The plant has been mixed up in the trade and this is now the new name. Anyway it is a fantastic selection and we never seem to have enough of this one. It has nice dark green shiny leaves and a nice dwarf habit. One plant we have is 14 years old and only about 15" high.
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GROWTH
PER YEAR


Miniature........
less than 3"

Dwarf............
3-6"

Intermediate.....
6-12"

Large............
more than 12"