Ilex crenata Spire is a stunning appearance with its pyramidal, upright shape. It reaches a height of 175 cm and a width of 50 cm. Like Buxus, its leaves are dark green, glossy and flat. This shrub is disease-tolerant and winter hardy to -22° Celsius. It keeps its green colour throughout the year, unlike several other Ilex-varieties. Ilex crenata Spire is very easy to maintain. It requires less pruning than other Ilex varieties. It’s a masculine plant, so your garden will be free from toxic berries. Ilex crenata Spire is excellent for usage in public green spaces and for mass planting. Also very suitable as solitary on balcony or terrace, in plant borders, as high hedge and for topiary. Plant Spire in loam, sandy or peat soil or any well-drained and fertile soil. It grows well in shade, partial shade and sun.
- Pyramidal, upright habit
- Masculine, so no toxic berries
- Flat leaves, similar to Buxus
- Low maintenance