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Ilex crenata

Japanese holly; box leaved holly

Species Record #: gw1020681

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Botanical Information:

Genus: Ilex

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Author: Thunb.

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Ilex crenata
   by Nora_in_Vancouver
Remarks:
Native to Japan, Korea, the Phillipines and the Himalayans. Looks like boxwood, and can be pruned into a hedge. Some varieties sprawl and can be used as a groundcover. Over 500 named cultivars; cultivated in Japan for at least 400 years. Glossy black berries. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver BC Holly Collection.

    by Nora_in_Vancouver

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