Ilex: Compacta Latin Name: ilex crenata 'Compacta'
The Basics This extremely hardy, evergreen shrub has small leaves with shiny green foliage. This densely compacted shrub has a globe-shaped growth habit that grows up to 6 feet tall(3-6 feet wide). This multifaceted plant is ideally used as a foundation, hedge, grouping, and accent plant.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 5-9 The Care This low-maintenance evergreen hedge needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended to maintain desired shape.