Ilex crenata 'Helleri'
Heller Japanese Holly
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, dwarf, low growing, after years may exceed 4 ft (1.2 m), greater spread, mounded, compact. Small leaves, 13 mm long, 2-4 teeth on each side, frequently young leaves are yellowish. Reportedly a female clone but only rarely flowers or fruits.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5) 6 Introduced in 1936 by J. Heller of Newport, RI.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of parking lot along Orchard Ave and west of Cordley Hall.