Ilex crenata 'Lemon Gem'
Lemon Gem Japanese Holly
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, dwarf, low and slow growing, compact, mounding much like Ilex crenata 'Helleri', after many years may exceed 3 ft (0.9 m) high, greater spread. Leaves alternate, simple, small, new leave yellow in spring, turning to lime green in summer.
- Sun. Attractive pruned or left unpruned.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5) 6