Ilex crenata blondie

Ilex crenata ' Blondie ' ® * is ideal as a replacement for Boxwood. She has a beautiful dark green color and can be made perfectly with all kinds of shapes!



Discover all the characteristics of Ilex crenata Blondie®


How do I best plant my Ilex crenata Blondie®?


How do I take care of my Ilex crenata Blondie®?

Questions - tips

Answers to frequently asked questions


Ilex Crenata ' Blondie ' is a novice of its kind. This unique strain is extremely healthy and highly resistant to diseases. It is a good pruning plant and can retain its beautiful green, yellow leaf colour all year. Around May-June, this Japanese holly blossoms and creates beautiful white flowers. They spread an attractive scent and also attract many insects such as bees, butterflies and also birds can not resist. Ilex crenata ' Blondie ' is very flexible and, unlike the ' sempervirens ', does not like lime-rich soil. Can be good against air pollution and sea breeze. Is ideal to use as a green hedge or to shave in all kinds of shapes. Grows pretty compact and is physically very similar to ' Boxwood '. You can buy Ilex crenata ' Blondie ' online at Eeckhout-Decorte via the handy plant shop!

Winter Green

Ilex under scrutiny

Soil type
Not too humid, low ph
2,5 m - 3,5 m

Ilex under scrutiny

Leaf color
Dark green
Flower Color
Flowering months
May - June
Pruning period
Partial shade-Sun-flexible


Planting Ilex crenata Blondie does not require much effort, but there are some points that should be taken into consideration before and during the planting of this Ilex species;


  1. Mix the soil with sufficient peat nutrient mixture. This ensures a well permeable soil and strongly promotes the root formation of the plant. Moreover, it lowers the ph, ideal for Ilex!

  2. In order to get a drained soil you can also dig some and change everything well.

  3. When the weather is warm and you plant Ilex in your garden, it is very important to give it enough water. This is also appropriate for planting in flower boxes or flower pots.

  4. Do not use calcium at Ilex

Please note!

After planting it is normal for a lot of leaves to lose weight.

This is a normal process. In this way Ilex crenata Blondie adapts to your garden, soil and new environment.

With this info you can get to work and then enjoy sure and fix your beautiful garden and your new green!



Ilex crenata Blondie is a very simple plant in terms of care. Treating against diseases is not necessary, because they are not there. However, there are some things that need to be watched so that your Ilex crenata Blondie would feel good;


  1. Always fertilize with organic fertilizer, never chemically

  2. Pruning is best done in the months of April-October

  3. When Ilex was planted next to a terrace or large piece of hardening, try to avoid excess water. This can be solved among other things by making a small trench or gutter that leads to the vast majority of water.

Tip of the Nursery!

In the webshop the organic fertilizer is available which we use on the tree nursery.


Frequent questions


Why is Ilex the best replacer for Boxwood?

First and foremost, it is important to make sure that Ilex is a completely different plant species than Boxwood. This has some important advantages:

-Not susceptible to diseases

-No charge of the (already known) cydalima perspectalis

Ilex seems physically like two drops of water on Boxwood, this plant is also hardy and winter green!

Which plant distance do I best keep with Ilex crenata Blondie?

At Ilex crenata Caroline Upright and actually with every Ilex type we always give the following advice in terms of plant distance:

-6-7 Ilex plants per running meter (by bare root, depending on size)

-7 Ilex plants per running meter (in pot)

-in other words approximately every 14 cm

This creates a beautiful filled hedge. Our advice is purely informative, it can always be deviated from this.

Do I have to chalk up Ilex crenata Blondie (or Ilex in general)?

No, certainly not!

What makes the Ilex crenata blondie more special than other Ilex species?

Ilex Crenata Blondie has a typical golden green color. Many people choose this plant in their garden on the basis of this feature. Ilex Crenata Blondie is often used to create all kinds of shapes and clouds. A compact Ilex hedge plant that is easy to maintain.

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