Ilex Crenata Green Lustre Bonsai


Japanese holly is a dense, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to northeast Asia. The cultivar 'Green Lustre' is a female selection valued for its low mounded habit. The small shiny dark green leaves resemble those of boxwood. Neither the white spring flowers nor the black berries that follow are ornamentally significant.


Moist well drained soil. Full Sun. Hardy.


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.