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Japanese holly Ilex crenata latifolia

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Watering Japanese hollyTenere asciutto

If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender. Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down.

Generalities Japanese holly
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Japanese holly Is small in size; in spring, summer, autumn, winter it assumes a green colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Japanese holly develops in an erect manner and, as the years go by, becomes a tree.

Exposure Japanese hollySole pieno
The Japanese holly should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves.The Japanese holly should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.

Watering Japanese hollyTenere asciutto
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.

Treatments Japanese holly
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.

Soil Japanese holly
For these shrubs it’s necessary to choose a rich and deep substratum , which presents an excellent drainage.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
6
0
0
1
0
1
continental
5
0
0
2
0
1
mediterranean
4
0
0
3
0
1

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Notes Japanese holly

The Japanese holly produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

  • Ilex crenata Thunb. - Aquifoliaceae
  • Ilex crenata Thunb. var. paludosa (Nakai) H. Hara - Aquifoliaceae

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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