Patti O Box® Japanese Holly

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Easy style and easy care! The Patti O Box® Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'FARROWSK6') is an amazing container-ready plant that adds your pop of deep-green color year round! The deep-green, fine texture that this Japanese Holly offers is just as refined and formal as it is carefree and casual! So versatile and space-saving, it's stylish everywhere it goes!

Broad-leaf evergreen, glossy foliage is small for a clean appearance year round! Patti O Box® adds a lovely texture and background color throughout the year. Patti O Box® Japanese Holly is grown for its fine-textured broad-leaved evergreen foliage and generally does not flower or produced any fruit, especially when pruned or sheared annually. The small-sized growth is perfect for tight spaces!

Easy care and very low maintenance, the dense fine-textured growth looks fantastic! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 8, this shrub only grows 3-4 feet in height and 18-24 inches in width, with the pointed tops slimmer than their bases.

Planting and Application:

Adding depth to any mixed shrub garden, Patti O Box® will be a strong backbone in the landscape. Providing an evergreen backdrop for your perennial beds and borders. Conducive to shearing and shaping, Japanese Holly is great for topiary and specimen plantings!

Fabulous as a pair of sentries welcoming guests at your front door! Patti O Box® creates a formal row of tidy exclamation points lining your walkways and drive. Plus will make a stylish statement as a foundation planting to showcase your home! Low screening, add year-round privacy between larger shrubs or in the gaps of an existing hedge without sacrificing space or worrying Patty O Box® will get shaded out.

Patios and container plantings benefit from the formal look and feel of Patti O Box® Japanese Holly to add structure and form to the garden. This widely adaptable broadleaved evergreen was developed for use on porches, patios, balconies, rooftop gardens, or mixed containerscapes you may not have considered!

  • Compact, Neat, Tidy Form
  • Adaptable Evergreen Holly
  • Fine Textured Evergreen
  • Pyramid Form With No Fuss!
  • Containers, Screening, Small-Space Gardening & Walkways & Backdrops

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Japanese Holly does best in full sun and partial shade. Not finicky with soil type and rarely needing pruning, Patti O Box® does need well-drained soil with moderate fertility to do her best. If pruning is desired, do so in the spring after the first flush of growth. A 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch over the root system helps maintain moisture and insulation year-round.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Any Type of Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Salt Tolerant & Seldom Bothered By Deer
  • Rarely Requires Pruning - Prune After First Flush of Growth

Patio-sized evergreen color, add the Patti O Box® Japanese Holly to any setting for broad-leaved evergreen structure and bold form! Get your garden visitor ready with landscape-grade plants from the expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Patti O Box® Japanese Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-8
Growing Zones 6-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Ilex crenata 'FARROWSK6'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Insignificant White
Foliage Prune After First Flush of Growth
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly No
Photos courtesy of Proven Winners, Inc -