Common Name: Japanese holly
Origin/Ecology: Native to Japan
Habit: Dense, compact, growing to 6′ tall, 10′ wide.
Leaves: Dark evergreen leaves are convex.
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: White flowers, not showy, blooming in spring and early summer. Fruits are small, black, fleshy berries.
Water Use, Soil: Full sun to part shade.
Exposure: Moist, well-drained. Drought tolerant when established.
Landscape Uses: Massing, filler, low hedge.
Other Features: Grows faster than boxwood.