Japanese Holly, Boxleaf Holly, Box-leaved Holly
Ilex crenata 'Steeds'

Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: crenata (kre-NAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Steeds

Category:

Trees

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chelsea, Alabama

Glastonbury, Connecticut

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 18, 2015, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

This is an upright cultivar that is used as a sheared hedge. It is fairly expensive, so it is used mostly by landscape architects or at upscale neighborhoods. It is sold a lot by Mid-Atlantic nurseries. It sometimes will die out in all clay soils or soils holding too much moisture from root rot. Broadleaf evergreens die out in landscapes as a group more easily than deciduous or coniferous woody plants, even along the East Coast.