Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') in the Ilex Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches (45-60 cm)
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches (45-60 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Full sun provides best gold color in leaves
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Male only, produces no fruit
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Male only
Flower Color: Green
White
Other: greenish white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious

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