Ilex crenata – Japanese Holly Hetzi

Japanese holly is a dense, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to northeast Asia. The female cultivar ‘Hetzii’ grows relatively rapidly into a broad rounded medium-sized shrub. The shiny dark green leaves – resembling those of boxwood – are not as small as those of most other Japanese hollies. Neither the white spring flowers nor the black berries that follow are ornamentally significant.