Plants: Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' - Japanese Holly

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Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' - Japanese Holly

Japanase Pagoda Holly Bonsai - Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda' A miniature variety of Japanese Holly. Stems are very short, 1 foot at most. Leaves are dark green on horizontal branches. Very compact plant. The plant is a true natural Bonsai. Also a good patio plant or house plant. Introduced by the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Height and spread in 10 years: 12" x 12". Prefers sun. Hardy in zones 6-9. In cooler regions grow as a house plant in a sunny, yet cool window.

What defines "dwarf" and "miniature"? Dwarf varieties grow one to six inches per year. Miniature varieties grow less than one inch per year. These plants are more valuable because they grow so slow. They can be used as: Bonsai, Rock Gardens, Trough Gardens, Patio Containers, and even Garden Railways. The plant you will receive is growing in a 4 inch pot, similar to the bottom picture.

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