Straight & Narrow™ Japanese Holly
Architectural and Straight & Narrow™ Japanese Holly
This holly will make you want to stick to the straight and narrow. The Straight & Narrow™ Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'PIIIC-I') 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.
- Keeps its Upright, Columnar Shape Over Time
- Versatile as a Hedge, Specimen, or Vertical Accent
- Provides Winter Interest
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Ilex crenata PIIIC-I'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|