This Ilex Crenata (Japanese Holly) semi cascade style is new in at Premier Bonsai. Great material for learning and developing your bonsai skills. They develop fairly quickly and foliage pads can be achieved in no time. Prune regularly throughout the growing season.
This batch of trees are planted into a 11x11x14.5 cascade style bonsai pot and are around 35cm tall including the pot.
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Species Guide Courtesy Of Harry Harrington
Ilex is genus of
over 400 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and
climbers from woodland in tropical, subtropical and temperate
regions. Spiny-leaved varieties have coarse growth that can look
unattractive as bonsai, however there are some Ilex species which
carry small leaves with 'smooth' entire margins that are very
suitable. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants;
specimens of each sex are required to obtain berries on female
CRENATA/ Japanese Evergreen Holly
Ilex crenata is an evergreen shrub or small tree with minutely
scalloped dark-green leaves upto 2-3cm long and fine twiggy growth.
It carries very insignificant white flowers that produce shiny,
black berries. I. crenata is native to Japan, Korea and parts
of Russia (Sakhalin) where it can reach heights of 5metres and
spread upto 4 metres. There are many varieties available for use
as bonsai such as I.crenata 'convexa', I.crenata 'Stokes' and
I.crenata 'Ivory Tower'.
ILEX SERRATA/ Japanese winterberry
Ilex serrata is a deciduous shrub with slender purple twigs and
elliptic, very finely toothed, dull green leaves to 5cm long.
It bears bright pink flowers, followed by red and sometimes white
or yellow fruit. As with Ilex crenata, a male form of Japanese
Winterberry is needed to pollinate a female form. Ilex serrata
is native to China and Japan where it reaches heights of 5metres
with a 3metre width.
POSITION Sun or Shade, some protection in temperatures
below -5°C is necessary.
FEEDING Every two weeks during the growing season.
REPOTTING Annually in Spring as new buds extend, use a basic
PRUNING Trim to shape; Ilex crenata has brittle branches and
care should be taken when wiring.
PROPAGATION Sow seed outside in Autumn. Germination can take
2-3 years. Take semi-ripe cuttings in late Summer or early Autumn.
PEST AND DISEASES Young shoots can be attacked by aphids,
scale insects on Ilex crenata.
STYLING Suitable for all forms and sizes