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Holly, Compacta

Ilex crenata (Holly, Compacta)
Ilex crenata 'Compacta' Compacta Holly

Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

Compacta Holly is probably the most used plant in the southeast. It is a globose grower with dark green, small leaves. It is used extensively as the foundation shrub of choice in front of newly constructed homes. The plant can also be used as a screen.

Evergreen
Rounded habit
Often mistakenly called boxwood

Height

6 Feet

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Spread

6 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 6 to 8

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Evergreen
Mass Planting
Screen Planting
Edging
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Great Companion Plants for Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
Abelia, Hopleys Abelia, Hopleys (Abelia grandiflora 'Hopleys')
Similar Plants to Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
Boxwood, Wintergreen Boxwood, Wintergreen (Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Wintergreen')