First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly
First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly
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Architectural and First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly

  • Keeps its Upright, Columnar Shape Over Time
  • Versatile as a Hedge, Specimen, or Vertical Accent
  • Provides Winter Interest

This holly will make you want to stick to the straight and narrow. The First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'PIIIC-I' PP 29,578) keeps its remarkable shape without any pruning or maintenance. This strong and versatile columnar will become your first choice for architectural hedging or accent height.

This shrub is prized for its shape and strength. While other columnar hollies will drop their branches and begin to need maintenance after a storm or as they age, this one does not! It has been tested for years to confirm that its upright branches won't sag or droop.

Imagine all the time you'll save not pruning this naturally tidy plant!

This attractive shrub features small true-green glossy leaves. They are richly hued and flat for a tidy appearance.

The Straight & Narrow Japanese Holly won't let your winter go gray. This broadleaf evergreen will look stunning from fall to winter and back, again.

Do you want to create a privacy screen around your pool deck? The Straight & Narrow Japanese Holly is happy to do that. Do you want a hedge that will look like you pay someone to trim it perfectly while you never have to lift a finger? The Straight & Narrow Japanese Holly will do that, too. This shrub is perfect for screening, marking the edge of your property line, or as a handsome container specimen. One on each side of your front door will make for a grand statement.

This plant's upright and narrow shape makes it ideal for those tight spaces that need visual interest.

This plant grows adequately in well-drained soil that is not too wet or too dry. It does best in full sun. While this variety is male, it can be planted nearby a female to pollinate it.

With a Straight & Narrow Japanese Holly, your neighbors will wonder where you find the time to keep your hedge so neat and tidy. Well, this straight and narrow shrub will keep your secret and so will we. So, order yours today and show off your landscaping artistry.

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

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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First Editions® Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-8
Growing Zones 6-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Ilex crenata PIIIC-I'
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes