Ilex crenata convexa
Ilex crenata ' Dark Green ' ® * is ideal as a replacement for Boxwood. She has a beautiful dark green color and can be made perfectly with all kinds of shapes!
Ilex crenata ' convexa ' is a particularly decorative and spiky holly, this medium sized shrub or small tree is evergreen and naturally has a narrow, compact upwinding form. Around May, June he blooms unobtrusively with ivory cowl flowers which are attractive scents and in the autumn followed by black stone fruits. Ilex crenata as a species is dioecious, i.e. there are male and female plants, Ilex crenata ' convexa ' is a female plant. This dark green Japanese holly lures bees, butterflies and numerous birds, is very flexible as far as the pitch is concerned, does not like lime-rich soil, can well against air pollution and tolerates sea breeze. This species is especially suitable for low winter green hedges and topiary.
Ilex under scrutiny
Not too humid, low ph
2,5 m - 3,5 m
Ilex under scrutiny
May - June
Ilex crenata convexa planting 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;
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!
In order to get a drained soil you can also dig some and change everything well.
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.
Do not use calcium at Ilex
After planting it is normal for a lot of leaves to lose weight.
This is a normal process. In this way Ilex crenata convexa 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 convexa 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 convexa would feel good;
Always fertilize with organic fertilizer, never chemically
Pruning is best done in the months of April-October
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 from the Nursery!
In the webshop the organic fertilizer is available which we use on the tree nursery.
Why do I best fertilize with organic fertilizers?
Organic fertilizers provide the best results for Ilex. Chemical fertilizers have a negative effect and do not stimulate growth, on the contrary they work rather against it. Moreover, organic fertilizers are much better for the environment. It does not only benefit the plant, but also your garden!
Why is Ilex the ideal 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!
What makes Ilex crenata convexa more special than other Ilex species?
Ilex Crenata Convexa has a very dark green leaf color. The leaf is bent and grows very compact, making it very suitable for clouds and shapes.
Do I have to chalk Ilex crenata convexa (or Ilex in general)?
No, certainly not!
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