Ilex crenata 'Hoogendorn'

Common Name: Holly, Japanese

Exceptional dark green foliage with a dwarf habit.  Grows wider than it does tall.  Little pruning required.  Maintenance free.  Very similar to Boxwood leaf.  Superb choice for foundation, border shrub, or mass planting.  Very impressive cold hardiness.

More About Ilex crenata 'Hoogendorn'

  • Our favorite dwarf Japanese holly.
  • Excellent choice for aesthetics and hardiness.


2-3 ft


2-3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

6 to 9

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Ilex crenata 'Hoogendorn' Characteristics


  • Evergreen
  • Staff Favorite
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Foundation Plant
  • Mass Planting
  • Cold Tolerant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Year round

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant