40-50cm Japanese Holly Ball 15L Pot - Ilex Crenata 'Glory Gem'

Code: TR87585
40-50cm Japanese Holly Ball 15L Pot - Ilex Crenata 'Glory Gem'
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40-50cm Japanese Holly Ball 15L Pot - Ilex Crenata 'Glory Gem'
40-50cm Japanese Holly Ball 15L Pot - Ilex Crenata 'Glory Gem'

The classic evergreen Japanese holly ball is perfect for adding an ornate touch to your garden. They work well in containers or borders and are a great addition to any door way or path. It forms a dense plant with its small, round green leaves and is easy to grow in most soils. Ilex Crenata looks very similar to Buxus and like Box it is great for topiary however, this is totally blight resistant so is a great alternative if you are worried about blight.

Please note that you will receive you topiary as a rough ball which can be clipped to a topiaried effect if desired. This gives you the option of which style you would like as roughly shaped is very popular with Japanese Holly.


  • Arrives in: 15L Pot
  • Diameter of Ball: 40-50cm
  • Foliage Colour: Glossy Green
  • Flower Colour: Yellow, green in spring
  • Flowering Period: Spring
  • Approx. Untrimmed Growth Height x Spread: 460cm x 300cm
  • Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: Bushy
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: Slow
  • Scented: No
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects, provides shelter for birds


  • Light Requirements: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Soil Requirements: Any soil type
  • Moisture: Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile


This adaptive Ilex hedge will grow in almost all soils, and thrives best in partial shade. It can be planted or repotted all year round. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant is clear and weed-free.

Caring and Maintenance

Keep moist, once established apply a general-purpose fertiliser. Trim in late Summer.

Read our guide on how to care for and maintain topiary here


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