Ilex crenata green hedge

Ilex crenata green hedge 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 green hedge


How do I best plant my Ilex crenata green hedge?


How do I take care of my Ilex crenata green hedge?

Questions - tips

Answers to frequently asked questions


Ilex crenata ' green hedge ' is a selection of the arboretum of Kalmthout, this thornless Holly, medium-sized shrub or small tree is evergreen and has a narrow, compact upgoing form. Around May, June this Ilex flowers unobtrusively with ivory cowl flowers which are attractive scents and in the fall followed by black stone fruits. Ilex crenata as a species is dioecious, i.e. there are male and female plants, Ilex crenata ' green hedge ' is a female plant. This dark green Japanese holly lures bees, butterflies and numerous birds, is very flexible, does not like lime-rich soil, tolerates sea breeze very well. This species is especially suitable for winter green hedges and topiary forms.

Winter Green

Ilex under scrutiny

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

Ilex under scrutiny

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


Ilex crenata green hedge 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;


  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 green hedge 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 green hedge 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 green hedge 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


When and with which fertilizers do I fertilize Ilex crenata green hedge?

Ilex only tolerates organic fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers are not recommended and they are also not good for soil. Fertilization is best done in the months of March-April. For an effective operation you can repeat this after about 2 months again. For example, your Ilex crenata green hedge will get all food to grow and flourish.

Is Ilex crenata Green hedge suitable for low hedges?Is Ilex crenata Green hedge suitable for low hedges?

Ilex crenata Green Hedge is certainly suitable for low hedges, although this type of Ilex is usually used to form large hedges. Ilex Crenata Green hedge grows slightly less compact, so the branching also takes place in the width. An ideal Ilex type to form low hedges is Ilex crenata Stokes, Ilex Dark Green ® or Ilex Blondie ®.

Can Ilex crenata green hedge tolerate sea breeze ?

Yes! All Ilex species are resistant to the salty sea breeze. You can also enjoy a beautiful garden or balcony with Ilex crenata green hedge or other ilex species by the sea.

What makes Ilex crenata green hedge more special than other Ilex species?

Ilex Crenata Green Hedge profiles itself mainly in terms of growth rate. It is, compared to the other Ilex species, a fast growing plant. The light green leaf color is also a typical feature of Ilex crenata green hedge. Because of its rapid growth it is extremely suitable for higher formats of hedges.

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