Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda'
Dwarf Pagoda Crenate Holly
Item #: 3387
Zones: 6b to 9b, at least
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Sun to Light Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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From the former Rutgers holly breeding program of Dr. Elwin Orton comes this fabulous rock garden specimen, a hybrid of Ilex 'Mariesii' x Ilex 'John Nosal'. Although most true plant nuts loathe this overused species of holly, this special selection causes even the most jaded horticulturists to marvel. The natural shape of Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' is that of a tiny bonsai-like specimen of closely stacked, tiny, dark green rounded leaves. The painfully slow growth rate, 20" tall in 10 years and 3' tall x 2' wide in 30 years, is almost as fast as watching paint dry (a favorite Southern pastime). This no-prune holly is a superb plant for those tiny spaces where you need a tiny plant.