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Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata

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Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly

We've been trialing this Japanese holly a long time to be certain it lives up to its name. Straight & Narrow® is exactly that and is destined to become the columnar Japanese holly of choice for retail and landscape. Growing 6' tall and 2-3' wide, Straight & Narrow® is an obvious improvement from other cultivars on the market whose branches tend to splay out as they age. Straight & Narrow® has strong branches that remain tightly upright as it ages and faces the elements. Shiny, dark green leaves are flat, not cupped, and remain nice looking through winter.

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  • Height: 6-8'
  • Width: 2-3'
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-8
  • Heat Zone: 8
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Habit: Upright
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage: Dark Green


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