Ilex crenata 'Helleri'
Common name: 
Heller Japanese Holly
Pronunciation: 
I-leks kre-NAH-ta
Family: 
Aquifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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