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botanical name:
Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'
Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Box leaved Holly, Japanese Holly
family:  Aquifoliaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.80m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour:
fruit colour: black
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Small, very compact and densely bushy evergreen, usually low growing. Very small ovate-elliptic, finely scallop-edged leaves, the upper ones golden yellow while the lower ones tend to remain dark green, especially in shade. Rarely flowers.

cultivation:
Most reasonable, moist, well drained soils in sun or part shade. Best grown in full sun to promote good foliage colouring.

other notes:
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