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Ilex crenata ‘Brass Buckle’ (Japanese Holly)

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Ilex crenata 'Brass Buckle', Japanese Holly 'Brass Buckle', Brass Buckle Japanese Holly, evergreen shrub, Black Berries, Miniature Shrub, Small Evergreen Shrub, Golden Shrub

Ilex crenata ‘Brass Buckle’ is a dwarf evergreen Japanese Holly with a shiny foliage of small, clear yellow, burn-resistant leaves, which retains its golden color all year long. This petite evergreen is perfectly suited to edging walks and borders, as a container plant, or as a striking accent in a rock garden.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy and tolerates a wide variety of soils. However, it prefers moist, slightly acidic soil with good drainage. Some drought tolerance once established.
  • May be affected by aphids, scale insects, holly leaf miner or holly leaf blight.
  • Perfect in mass plantings, beds and borders, rock gardens or containers.
  • Does not need to be pruned or trained to maintain its shape. If pruning is necessary shear in early to mid-summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Aquifoliaceae
Genus Ilex
Common names Holly, Japanese Holly
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 36"
(50cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Coneflower)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 7
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Aquifoliaceae
Genus Ilex
Common names Holly, Japanese Holly
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 36"
(50cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard
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Do I Need?
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