Ilex: Hoogendorn Latin Name: ilex crenata 'Hoogendorn'
The Basics This compact evergreen shrub has small scalloped leaves with shiny green, flat-like foliage. Its low-growing foliage spreads 3 feet (2-3feet tall). Ideally used as a shrub, border, mass planting, hedge and low screen.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat Soil Conditions: Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 6-9
The Care This evergreen 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.