Helleri Holly Shrub

Helleri Holly Shrub

4 reviews
  • Low maintenance

  • Evergreen

  • Textured foliage

Regular price $24.95

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Dwarf Evergreen Shrub with All Season Appeal

If your landscape is calling for a spreading mound and dense shrub that is low to the ground and essentially pest free, the ilex Helleri Holly shrub is the perfect fit!

This exceptionally low maintenance shrub is excellent for privacy hedges, low borders and mass plantings. This slow growing holly has a naturally rounded shape and a fine texture with dark green foliage. The oval leaves remain on the plant year round when taken care of properly.

This shrub is deer resistant and features dainty, springtime white flower blooms that will catch anyone’s eye. The Helleri Japanese Holly produces small black berries that are showy and add to its garden interest in the fall. It attracts many types of birds and other wildlife!

Helleri Holly Care

Grow this helleri shrub in part sun to partially shaded areas. It can handle full sun in the morning so be sure to pick the right planting spot. This Japanese holly is drought tolerant but be sure to water well the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.

The ilex crenata helleri can grow to be 3-4 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide at maturity. It is pretty slow growing but in time will take up space. Holly ilex crenata prefers moist, well drained soils that are acidic soils but other than that not too picky. The soil pH will help keep the dark green leaves small and glossy.

A great choice for any and all gardeners or landscapers alike! The Helleri Holly hedge is one of our favorites for compact, evergreen shrubs that are easy to grow. Prefers to be grown across the United States department of agriculture hardiness zones 6-9.

This holly is a dense multi landscape plant perfect for any landscape! Check out our other Holly shrubs.

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Shipping information

Once your Helleri Holly Shrub order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

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Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

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Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!



The Helleri or Boxleaf Holly prefers full sun to partial shade. Soil should be well drained and ideally somewhat acidic. They are quite drought tolerant when mature, but should be watered regularly until established.

This shrub maintains a dense, mounded shape naturally that requires very little pruning. However, any stray, leggy branches should be trimmed to maintain shape and dead or broken branches should be removed at the base.

When planting as a hedge, space the centers of the Helleri 4 feet apart.


Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your Helleri holly, our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Ilex crenata 'Helleri'

Partial Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
4-5 ft

Mature Height
3-4 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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The tree arrived healthy, well watered and beautiful! Excited to see it flourish and grow.


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