Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

Common Name: Holly, Japanese

Small, dark green leaves similar to Boxwood.  Used extensively for foundations, borders, and hedging.  Can withstand heavy pruning.

More About Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

  • Round, compact evergreen shrub.
  • Little pruning required to maintain appearance.


5-6 ft


5-6 ft

Hardiness Zone:

6 to 9

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Ilex crenata 'Compacta' Characteristics


  • Foundation Plant
  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed
  • Screening/Hedge


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant

Growth Habit

  • Rounded