Ilex crenata 'Chesapeake' Japanese Holly
Chesapeake Japanese Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. Valued for its lustrous black berries and attractive evergreen foliage during the winter; its conical, compact growth habit makes it perfect for smaller landscapes; can be sheared for a formal appearance.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard.
Chesapeake Japanese Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Chesapeake Japanese Holly will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade.