Member Price: $79.95
Member Price: $79.95
The Straight & Narrow Holly (Ilex crenata 'Straight & Narrow') is a unique, columnar evergreen shrub that adds height, structure, and year-round interest to your garden. This versatile plant is perfect for creating privacy, defining borders, or even as a standalone focal point.
The Overall Plant
The Straight & Narrow Holly is an upright, slender evergreen shrub that can grow up to 6 to 8 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. This cultivar of Ilex crenata is hardy in USDA zones 6 through 8, making it suitable for a variety of climates. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil. The plant's narrow, columnar growth habit lends itself well to various landscape uses, including as a screen, a hedge, or a vertical accent in mixed borders.
One of the key features of the Straight & Narrow Holly is its attractive, dark green foliage. The leaves are small, glossy, and oval-shaped with a slightly serrated edge. The evergreen nature of the plant means that it retains its foliage throughout the year, providing a constant source of visual interest in the garden. The dense growth of the foliage also makes it an excellent choice for privacy screening or as a windbreak.
While the Straight & Narrow Holly is not primarily grown for its flowers, it does produce inconspicuous white blossoms in spring. These flowers give way to small, black fruit in late summer to early fall, which adds another layer of interest to the plant. The fruit is not only visually appealing but also serves as an important food source for birds and other wildlife during the colder months.
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