Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

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Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

Regular price $59.99
$69.99
3 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon $59.99
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Product Description

Adaptable Form Fits in Any Location

Dense green foliage grows in a neat globe-like form, setting the Compacta Japanese Holly apart. And with this carefree shrub, you get a full landscape transformation in one tidy package. Plus, you get a pop of color since the Compacta's young stems are purple, delivering rich contrast that takes your curb appeal to the next level.

The Compacta's small black fruit grows throughout the winter, creating an eye-catching meeting point for the graceful wildlife in your garden. Whether you use it for low shrubbery and hedging or even tall groundcover, the Compacta's neat habit, slow growth rate, and small leaves make it well-suited for any area. When you plant in groups, the Compacta's crowns mold together to form a sea of rich evergreen color - no excessive pruning or care required.

And unlike other big-box retailers or chain garden centers, we've done the extra work to nurture your plant and ensure its long-term success. When you order from Brighter Blooms, you won't get bare-root. Bare-root plants have a 50/50 shot at survival in your landscape...but your Compacta Holly is delivered in a pot with fully-developed, healthy roots.

Now, you'll have rich color and effortless care season after season. But don't wait...get your own Compacta Holly Shrub today, before they're gone!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: It’s important to select the right location for your Holly – preferably one that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day and with well-drained soil. After selecting your area, dig a hole that’s two to three times the size of your shrub’s root ball, place your shrub, then backfill the soil while tamping down the soil to avoid air pockets. Then, water to settle your shrub's roots.

2. Watering: Generally, you should water weekly, or more often in extreme heat. If you’re not sure when to water your shrub, simply check its surrounding soil, down to about 2 or 3 inches – if the soil is dry, water your Yaupon.

3. Fertilizing: Feed with a general-purpose fertilizer in early spring for best results.

4. Pruning: If you want a neater, tidier appearance for your Compacta, prune or shear it annually in winter to your desired shape.

Pollination Info

Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub Pollination

We carry male and female hollies at our nursery, and you will need both to produce berries on the female plant. However, hollies are hard to tell apart when they are not fruiting, and we can’t guarantee whether you will receive a male or female. For best results, we suggest planting in groups to enjoy berries on the female plants and lush greenery on both year-round.

Shipping Details


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 6-8 outdoors

        
        
        
            6-8 outdoors
        
     Map 6-8 outdoors (hardy down to 0℉)
  • Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
  • Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, OR

Planting Care for the Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

Sunlight
Plant your Holly in an area with full to partial sun - at least 4 hours of sunlight daily.
Water
Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down.
Fertilizer
Fertilization isn't required for your Holly, but you can apply an evergreen fertilizer in the spring as needed.

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