Ilex crenata ‘Jersey Jewel’ is a jewel of a plant with distinctive structure and foliage that is sure to attract anyone’s attention. Tiny deep green leaves are oval and cup-shaped. They are arranged with an opposite pattern in layers that alternate at 90° on short, stiff branches. With an irregular habit for the framework, ‘Jersey Jewel’ bursts with individuality when used as a companion plant with dwarf conifers. Similar to ‘Dwarf Pagoda’ but with smaller leaves, it enjoys rich acidic soils.
- Garden Size: 3’H x 2’W
- Growth Rate: 2-4″/year
- Habit: Broad Upright
- Hardiness: Zone 5
- Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Many perennials and bonsai plants will have a ‘winter look’ that differs from how they look when actively growing. Colder temperatures and short days alter the appearance of these plants as they go thru seasonal changes. Some plants require this reboot to bloom and/or perform at their best during the growing season. Plants may remain semi-dormant until early spring. Rest assured that these cosmetic changes do not adversely affect the health of your plant.