Ilex Crenata Ciotola Bonsai


Japanese holly, box-leafed holly - an evergreen shrub that gets its name from its leaves, which cause it to be sometimes mistaken for box, (Buxus). It has small dense green shiny leaves and produces small black shiny fruits. It is very Popular as a Bonsai Species in Japan and is quite frost hard in the most of England and Wales.



Can tolerate both sun and shade, although semi-shade is preferable in midsummer. Increased light tends to produce dense foliage. Indoors it prefers a cool rather than a warm location over the winter months.


General Ornamental Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.