Ilex crenata 'Drops of Gold'

Drops of Gold Japanese Holly

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Drops of Gold Japanese Holly is an upward spreading evergreen shrub with irregular variegation depending on the sun.  Where it is exposed to full sun they mature to gold splashed with yellow and softer yellow to green in the inner plant or where in shade.  If pollinated, the inconspicuous flowers in spring to give way to small black fruits in fall which last through winter.  Best planted in moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils.  Hollies are dioecious and need both male and female plants to produce fruit.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

4’ - 5'

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly.   Well-drained soils essential.   Potential issues include mites, scale, leaf spot, rot, and mildew.  Susceptible to leaf scorch or drop if not protected from afternoon sun in hotter climates.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: AzaleaAstilbeBarberry

 

Image: Photo by Megan HansenIlex crenata 'Drops of Gold'

 

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