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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
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.

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

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