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How to care for Ilex crenata -Japanese Holly- as bonsai

Larry Morton

Posted on February 08 2019

Japanese holly are all easy plants to grow as they adapt to sun or shade, heat, drought and pH. They will take heavy pruning if you're starting from an overgrown garden plant. Use directional pruning and bud selection and remember to save any possible deadwood features. Root system of all hollies thrive in a cool, moist substrate high in organic matter.

  • Lustrous dark green foliage.
  • Small dull white flowers.
  • Berry-like fruit fall thru winter.
  • Showy, smooth gray bark.
  • Propagation is easy from summer cuttings.

 

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