Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'

box-leaved holly (Female)

Eventual height & spread

Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'

box-leaved holly (Female)

  • 9cm pot
  • £8.99
  • available to order from mid summer
  • 6 × 9cm pots
  • £29.99 £53.94
  • available to order from mid summer
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Slow to average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


Perfect for creating parterres and low hedges, this compact, bushy evergreen can be clipped into a variety of shapes, so it's also ideal for creating topiary. Easy to grow in a wide range of settings, it has an excellent resistance to diseases, so it makes an ideal alternative to Buxus.

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  • Garden care:
    Plants grown as free-standing specimens require minimal pruning - remove diseased or misplaced branches in spring. Trim plants grown as formal hedges in late summer. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant.
    • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

    Goes well with