Ilex crenata 'Nigra' - Upright Japanese Holly
Height: 8 feet Spread: 4 feet Sunlight: full sun partial shade Hardiness Zone: 5b Other Names: Box-leaved Holly Description: Valued for its distinctive upright form and foliage, this variety has dense glossy medium green flat leaves; commonly used for screening; protect from winter winds; can be sheared for a formal appearance Ornamental Features: Schwoebel's Upright Japanese Holly has attractive dark green foliage. The small glossy oval leaves are ornamentally significant but remain dark green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth bark is not particularly outstanding.