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Compacta Japanese Holly ShrubIlex crenata 'Compacta'

  • Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

    Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

  • Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

    Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

  • Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub
  • Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub

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Compacta Japanese Holly ShrubIlex crenata 'Compacta'

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Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Plant your Holly in an area with full to partial sun - at least 4 hours of sunlight daily.

plant watering

Watering Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Water when the soil is dry 2-3 inches down.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Fertilization isn't required for your Holly, but you can apply an evergreen fertilizer in the spring as needed.

Adaptable Dwarf Form Suits Any Location

Why Compacta Japanese Holly Shrubs?

Dense green foliage, a neat globe-like form, and virtually no upkeep: With the Compacta Japanese Holly, you get a full landscape transformation in one tidy package. Plus, unlike similar holly varieties, the Compacta's young stems are purple, offering rich contrast that takes your curb appeal up a notch.

Small black fruit emerges throughout the winter, creating a unique centerpiece for graceful wildlife in your garden. From low shrubbery and hedging to tall groundcovers, the Compacta's habit, slow growth rate, and small leaves make it well-suited for any area. No matter where you place it, it lends a new note of color to your homescape.

Planted in groups, the Compacta's crowns mold together to form a sleek sea of rich evergreen color...all without excessive pruning or care. When it comes to the Compacta, you'll check off every box on your landscape must-have list.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

But the best part about our Compacta Holly Shrub? It’s made to adapt and grow well, with healthy results as soon as it arrives at your door. That’s because we plant, monitor and ship your Compacta with care.

Unlike other big-box retailers or chain garden centers, we put in the extra work to meticulously nurture your plant and ensure it’s a proven performer. And when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you won't get bare-root.

Your Compacta Holly is delivered in a pot with well-developed roots. Bare-root plants from big-box have a 50/50 chance of long-term survival...but your Compacta from Fast Growing Trees is grown to give you amazing results, year after year.

So, reap the rewards of our hard work. Order your own Compacta Holly Shrub before it’s gone!

Pollination Info

Compacta Japanese Holly Shrub Pollination

We carry male and female hollies at our nursery, and you will need both to produce berries on the female plant. However, hollies are hard to tell apart when they are not fruiting, and we can’t guarantee whether you will receive a male or female. For best results, we suggest planting in groups to enjoy berries on the female plants and lush greenery on both year-round.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Your Compacta Holly Shrub is highly adaptable, but it’s important to select the right location – preferably one that receives 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day and with well-drained soil. After selecting a location, dig a hole that’s two to three times the size of your shrub’s root ball, place your shrub, then backfill the soil while tamping down the soil to avoid air pockets. After planting, water to settle your shrub’s roots.

2. Watering: Water your Compacta Holly weekly, or more often in extreme heat. If you’re not sure when to water your shrub, simply check its surrounding soil down to about 2 or 3 inches. If the soil here is dry, water your shrub.

3. Fertilizing: Feed your Compacta Holly Shrub with a general-purpose fertilizer in early spring.

4. Pruning: If you want a neater appearance for your Compacta Holly Shrub, prune or shear annually in winter to shape it.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 6-8 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
6-8 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-8 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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