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EvergreenLeaves 1-2cm (½-¾in) long. Turns yellow-green in summer.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightCompact, low-growing, shy-flowering shrub. Black berries.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sunBest in full sun.
ILEX crenata 'Golden Gem'
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Pests & DiseasesScale insects, leaf miners.Place of originRussia, Japan, Korea.
Leaf Colour (if not green)Gold
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar