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Drops Of Gold Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Drops of Gold' Plant Patent #14,420

Item 031172

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

A uniquely variegated female holly with intriguing golden yellow highlights on the upper and outermost foliage that offer a striking contrast to the rich green leaf color of the lower and interior foliage. This broad, upright shrub will provide a bright landscape highlight as a hedge, foundation plant or foliage accent. Evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 3½ ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Landscape Use
Botanical Name: Ilex crenata 'Drops of Gold' Plant Patent #14,420
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading ,   Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.

Prefers light, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable; does not tolerate hot, humid environments well. Best foliage color in full sun. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to shape.

Customer Reviews

great shrub!
by Carl, February 13, 2016

My favorite shrub. whats not to like? Evergreen, very hardy, disease free. Gorgeous bright gold leaves surrounded by green perimeter. Turns winter grey gardens bright and cheery. Seems hard to find at nurseries, and way under utilized.

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