Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem' traditional-landscape
 

Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'

Credit: Frank Organ

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Frank Organ added this to Put Plants to Work in Small Gardens
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves. My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
Another chartreuse option that would make a nice low-growing hedge is Japanese holly. For the best yellow color, plant it in full sun. Find out where this shrub is invasive here. Japanese Holly(Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem')USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wideLight requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
Japanese Holly ‘Golden Gem’(Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’; USDA zones 5 to 9)Japanese holly is a perfect slow-growing evergreen to take the place of boxwood. A member of the holly family but without the traditional leaf formation, it is available in the golden variety, as shown, or in green.

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Jan Powell added this to jan_powell's ideas
February 23, 2015
zone 5-9
dinahlarsen added this to Back yard Ideas
February 18, 2015
Japanese holly, llex crenata golden gem 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide, full sun to partial shade, medium moisture
cyndi809 added this to Front yard
February 17, 2015
color
nmcontractor added this to Plant material examples
January 25, 2015
Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'
jnsandi added this to GardenScapes
January 23, 2015
Ilex crenata " golden gem" can be left unclipped
tanya wilson added this to planting
November 5, 2014
ilex crenata 'Golden Gem', evergrn
jjdiego added this to Landscaping Ideas
September 30, 2014
Entry hedge
lolamango added this to Hingham Landscape
August 17, 2014
ilex golden gem
vic2329 added this to vic2329's ideas
July 18, 2014
The light bright color
condorthor added this to Garden
July 13, 2014
Japanese Holly (has a yellow color)
supra added this to supra86's ideas
July 6, 2014
jap holly golden gem
molliema added this to Huangs
June 23, 2014
Japanese holly 'gold gem'
Gary Smith added this to HOA Landscaping ideas
June 19, 2014
Japanese Holly - Golden gem - Lower pool suggestion
jmf1142 added this to jmf1142's ideas
May 27, 2014
look at japanese holly instead of boxwood for a change
granjane48 added this to granjane48's ideas
May 27, 2014
Japanese holly
Recherche Homes added this to davidhillhp's ideas
May 27, 2014
Japanese Holly/Golden Gem--use as a boxwood replacement
hbarreca added this to Landscaping
May 26, 2014
Japanese Holly ‘Golden Gem’ (Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’; USDA zones 5 to 9) Japanese holly is a perfect slow-growing evergreen to take the place of boxwood. A member of the holly family but without the traditional leaf formation, it is available in the golden variety, as shown, or in green.
ddlynn64 added this to landscaping
May 25, 2014
Japanese Holly ‘Golden Gem’ (Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’; USDA zones 5 to 9) Japanese holly is a perfect slow-growing evergreen to take the place of boxwood. A member of the holly family but without the traditional leaf formation, it is available in the golden variety, as shown, or in green.
maryapple2013 added this to landscaping
May 25, 2014
Good to use instead of boxwood.
carhoff added this to carhoff's ideas
May 25, 2014
japanese golden holly, good alternative to boxwoods Zone 5 to 9
moninauen added this to Landscape Ideas
May 25, 2014
Japanese Holly ‘Golden Gem’ (Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’; USDA zones 5 to 9) Japanese holly is a perfect slow-growing evergreen to take the place of boxwood. A member of the holly family but without the traditional leaf formation, it is available in the golden variety, as shown, or in green.
cadams19 added this to garden
May 25, 2014
Save to Ideabook Email Photo Japanese Holly ‘Golden Gem’ (Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’; USDA zones 5 to 9)
jackierouff added this to jackierouff's ideas
May 25, 2014
Ilex crenata
nadoendo added this to back yard
May 25, 2014
Save to IdeabookEmail Photo Japanese Holly ‘Golden Gem’ (Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’; USDA zones 5 to 9) Japanese holly is a perfect slow-growing evergreen to take the place of boxwood. A member of the holly family but without the traditional leaf formation, it is available in the golden variety, as shown, or in green.
nanhowe added this to nanhowe's ideas
May 25, 2014
Plants
hansonjl added this to hansonjl's ideas
May 25, 2014
Japense Holly "Golden Gem" zone 5-9 slow growing in gold or green
kjstan25 added this to kjstan25’s ideas
May 25, 2014
Boxwood alternative
rasorgi added this to rasorgi's ideas
May 25, 2014
Ilex crenata ‘Golden Gem’ good boxwood substitute in gold or green
amybev added this to Landscape Ideas
May 25, 2014
Japanese holly "golden gem"
battene added this to landscape
May 25, 2014
Japanese holly golden gem
glamontagne added this to exterior
May 25, 2014
Front bed
Kim Tucker added this to Boxwood Alternatives
May 25, 2014
Japenese holly Golden Gem
Jim Zahl added this to Extrior architectural and planting ideas
May 25, 2014
Ilex crenata (Golden Gem)...
kimbfox added this to Landscape idea
May 25, 2014
Japanese Holly "Golden Gem"
travelling2some added this to Front garden
May 25, 2014
Japanese holly is a slow growing evergreen to take the place of boxwood.
maraoday added this to garden
May 25, 2014
Japanese Holly Golden Gem
modlove added this to modlove's Ideas
May 22, 2014
Bright green foliage
angelamc3 added this to Hedge landscape
May 4, 2014
Ilex Crenata "Golden Gem"
gammik added this to Landscaping
April 25, 2014
Golden Gem
debpruitt added this to Outside living and gardening ideas...
April 22, 2014
Low growing, chartreuse color
dorrinda61 added this to dorrinda61's Ideas
April 16, 2014
Slow growing, great alternative for box woods. Helps brighten up a dark spot
Avant Garden Chicago, Inc. added this to Old Irving Park Collection
April 4, 2014
This is a nice evergreen to incorporate into a garden.
Cheryl Smith added this to Gardening in the South
April 2, 2014
nice color against the dark burgundy of loropetalum
emillz92 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 27, 2014
I like the bright green color
kmik55 added this to Landscape
March 25, 2014
chartruese
courtneykoehn added this to courtneykoehn's Ideas
March 13, 2014
Yellow bushes
ukdurrants added this to ukdurrants's Ideas
February 14, 2014
Plant and colour
Ronald Woodhouse added this to ronald_woodhouse's ideas
January 28, 2014
The picture shows me the full size and colo
Sally Cheung added this to Sally's Ideabook Yard
December 23, 2013
Slow growing Japanese Holly
ginren added this to Outdoor/botanic
November 13, 2013
Golden Japanese Holly, evergreen shrub.
drobertson49 added this to Gardening
November 7, 2013
ilex cremate golden gem. Possible. Shrub.
blwillia added this to front yard
October 16, 2013
gold
judihammond added this to Ideas for no lawn areas
September 23, 2013
japanese holly
suzanne44 added this to my outdoor
September 20, 2013
chartreuse color in full sun
Sarah Daily added this to evergreen container garden
September 17, 2013
japanese holly
valborg added this to Landscape Ideas
September 16, 2013
japanese holly - chartrueuse color
mwac added this to Landscaping for Forest Lane
September 15, 2013
evergreen shrub for the front
chip23 added this to chip23's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Japanese holly
toleah added this to Evergreen Choices: Greens/Yellows/blues
September 4, 2013
Golden Gem Japanese Holly
Cooper Jacobs Real Estate added this to Small Garden
August 5, 2013
Evergreen bush like a box. great color. Can trim or leave alone
toleah added this to front & back landscaping
August 5, 2013
landscape idea: Evergreen Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'
trishak16 added this to trishak16's ideas
July 23, 2013
Chartreuse hedge
jekinney added this to Landscaping
July 20, 2013
Japanese holly - chartreuse color.
Leslie Scofield_Maloney added this to Garden
July 19, 2013
plant
Darlene Thatcher , Avalar Atlantic Properties NJ added this to dthatdar's ideas
July 18, 2013
shrub ideas for house
melbud0208 added this to landscape plantings
July 13, 2013
Japanese holly low grow hedge
Janice Dunn added this to Landscaping Ideas
June 29, 2013
Japanese Holly
tanya wilson added this to Low Hedge
June 6, 2013
(Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem')
gnometo added this to Balcony
June 6, 2013
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves. My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
kcking added this to japanese garden
May 31, 2013
maybe small hedge idea ?????
jycee added this to landscaping
May 30, 2013
golden gem
ymrizzo added this to ymrizzo's ideas
May 28, 2013
love color
grumpy54 added this to Landscape Ideas
May 19, 2013
“where this shrub is invasive here. Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium”
lanafava added this to lanafava's ideas
May 8, 2013
nice chartreuse color
tytandesigns added this to Hedges
May 5, 2013
Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'
gaylea44 added this to Landscape Ideas
May 1, 2013
green
vbynum1 added this to vbynum1's Ideas
April 28, 2013
Color. Against our red/orange brick
radmire added this to radmire's ideas
April 27, 2013
japanese holly
camino30 added this to Landscape ideas
April 22, 2013
Japanese holly full to partial sun
cabiles added this to garden
April 22, 2013
small leaf evergreen
achart added this to achart's Ideas
April 20, 2013
kristaspada added this to Exterior
April 20, 2013
Japanese holly low growing hedge
agmacris32 added this to Small Garden Ideabook
April 15, 2013
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves.
kimkay851 added this to kimkay851's ideas
April 12, 2013
jap holly 1x2 full sun part shade
krakowmaggie added this to Front of house
April 8, 2013
low growing shrub - japanese holly
ringer34 added this to ringer34's Ideas
April 1, 2013
Japanese holly for front of house or side garage
mdkitch added this to Garden
March 29, 2013
Japanese holly golden gem
clamsens added this to exterior
March 28, 2013
Japanese holly
Laura Halfacre added this to garden.
March 28, 2013
japanese holly. less boxy look.
Elizabeth Laporte added this to backyard
March 27, 2013
Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8. Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide. Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade. Water requirement: Medium.
ilmmbas added this to Gardening
March 18, 2013
color
tlphilp added this to tlphilp's Ideas
March 18, 2013
Japanese Holly - Yellow color
elizabh3 added this to garden
March 12, 2013
hedge
Dana Mohoric added this to Garden / Back Yard
March 9, 2013
Japanese holly...golden gem
bonniestringfellow added this to bonniestringfellow's ideas
March 2, 2013
evergreen shrubs
mcstorey added this to mcstorey's ideas
February 27, 2013
evergreen....5-8 zones
Megan Fitzgerald added this to the yard
February 24, 2013
yellow!
lindsayprayer added this to lindsayprayer's ideas
February 22, 2013
golden holly
Rosa_Amelia Aqueveque added this to paisajismo
February 21, 2013
aporte de color y luminosidad al paisaje
marniema added this to marniema's ideas
February 20, 2013
Small plant
wconnect added this to wconnect - Lanscaping
February 17, 2013
Another chartreuse option that would make a nice low-growing hedge is Japanese holly. For the best yellow color, plant it in full sun. Find out where this shrub is invasive here. Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
Sue Shevlin added this to sue_shevlin's ideas
February 17, 2013
Nice yellow bush.
becky1330 added this to Maryhill entrance
February 16, 2013
Ilex Golden Gem
marybourquin added this to marybourquin's ideas
February 15, 2013
Another chartreuse option that would make a nice low-growing hedge is Japanese holly. For the best yellow color, plant it in full sun. Find out where this shrub is invasive here. Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
margjm003 added this to margjm003's ideas
February 14, 2013
Japanese Holly, low growing hedge! Full sun to prt shade, zone5-8
Billy Pittard added this to billypittard's Ideas
February 13, 2013
Another chartreuse option that would make a nice low-growing hedge is Japanese holly. For the best yellow color, plant it in full sun. Find out where this shrub is invasive here. Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
camino30 added this to camino30's ideas
February 13, 2013
Japanese holly- med water requirement, us to partial sun-low growing hedge
vincenzina added this to vincenzina's ideas
February 13, 2013
Japanese Holy
lindasgardner added this to lindasgardner's ideas
February 13, 2013
Japanese Holly
Sarah Baker added this to shrubs for winter interest
February 12, 2013
Japanese Holly Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem' with chartreuse color
padousis added this to padousis's ideas
February 11, 2013
japanese holly
moveallthetime added this to moveallthetime's ideas
February 11, 2013
Japenese holly
jamjo added this to outdoor
February 11, 2013
Japanese Holly
fugatwo added this to parents yard
February 11, 2013
Japenese holly (zones 5-8) grows 1.5-2 feet tall and wide, full sun to partial shade
cpuckett added this to backyard
February 10, 2013
Japanese Holly- evergreen chartreuse
curlylocks added this to curlylocks's ideas
February 10, 2013
Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
Jan Nelson Landscape Design added this to janisannnelson's ideas
February 10, 2013
Ilex in chartreuse
Dawn Olson added this to Let's Sit Outside
February 10, 2013
New shrubs for around the deck
jjmiceli added this to Backyard
February 10, 2013
Along side of deck
vanarsdm added this to vanarsdm's ideas
February 10, 2013
Size and color
nettiebre added this to nettiebre's ideas
February 10, 2013
Japanese holly --- low hedge
angiedonenberg added this to landscape
February 10, 2013
japanese holly
vgrotewold added this to Landscape Ideas
February 10, 2013
size
deeveenhof added this to deeveenhof's ideas
February 10, 2013
evergreen
jacquie113 added this to outdoors
February 10, 2013
japanese holly, zones 5-8, 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide, full sun to partial shade, medium water
izzysnana added this to izzysnana's ideas
February 10, 2013
Japanese holly
Banyon Tree Design Studio added this to Plant based images
February 10, 2013
small broad leaf evergreen
ssteffe added this to LANDSCAPE
February 10, 2013
JAPANESE HOLLY ZONES 5 -8
ssteffe added this to ssteffe's ideas
February 10, 2013
landscape
nikiep added this to outdoors
February 10, 2013
Another chartreuse option that would make a nice low-growing hedge is Japanese holly. For the best yellow color, plant it in full sun. Find out where this shrub is invasive here. Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
willie77 added this to Backyard
February 10, 2013
Japanese holly - year round low growing green shrub
ruby254 added this to ruby254's ideas
February 10, 2013
Shrub
ahfronk added this to exterior
February 10, 2013
Japanese Holly
bellagvs added this to bellagvs's ideas
February 10, 2013
Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
finallyfixingitup added this to finallyfixingitup's ideas
February 10, 2013
Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem') USDA zones: 5 to 8 Mature size: 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Medium
jmonllos added this to jmonllos's ideas
February 10, 2013
use in front of house
jann35 added this to jann35's ideas
February 10, 2013
Front
judithwillingham added this to Landscaping
February 8, 2013
Landscaping. Chartreuse evergreen. Japanese holly.
wsxplm added this to FRONT YARD DESIGN
February 7, 2013
ILEX CRENATA "GOLDEN GEM"
sawsaw4444 added this to plants
February 7, 2013
Japanese Holly
David added this to backyard
December 2, 2012
Japanese Holly
mrudzik added this to mrudzik's ideas
November 4, 2012
the color, plant specimen
folsom1 added this to folsom1's ideas
October 31, 2012
zeek2k added this to Garden/ outside
October 22, 2012
Japanese holly instead of slower growing boxwood as a border shrub. This Golden Gem variety is a nice variation from simple green.
suzannelesicki added this to suzannelesicki's ideas
October 7, 2012
Plants
dmc5592 added this to dmc5592's ideas
September 23, 2012
Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata) zones 5-9 - slow growing
rjleimkuhler added this to rjleimkuhler's front garden
September 5, 2012
Japanese holly- slow growing evergreen shrub
Bambi Freeman added this to bambi_freeman's ideas
August 29, 2012
Golden Gem Japanese Holly
cruzbay1 added this to cruzbay1's Ideas
August 26, 2012
Color
crystalraianne added this to Yard Ideas
August 17, 2012
low shrub
tconrad added this to tconrad's landscape plants
August 6, 2012
japanese holly ilex crenata
monalisa7 added this to monalisa7's ideas
July 22, 2012
japenese holly ilex crenata
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July 19, 2012
garden idas
ellac added this to ellac's ideas
July 16, 2012
Japanese holly
norma208 added this to outdoors/backyard
July 15, 2012
My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
sankelly551 added this to Garden
July 9, 2012
Japanese Holly, Golden Gem
askelleher added this to the great outdoors
July 8, 2012
Japanese holly -- love the chartreuse.
tctc added this to T likes it!
July 8, 2012
like the Japanese Holy
queen39 added this to queen39's ideas
July 8, 2012
Japanese Holly,slow growing,gives wonderful color all yr.
szqp added this to front yard
July 8, 2012
Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem' or Japanese Holly evergreen w/ small black berries
teecee added this to teecee's ideas
July 7, 2012
garden
ruthieg added this to ruthieg's ideas
July 6, 2012
Japanese holly Ilex crenata "golden gem" Z/5-9
joretchless added this to joretchless's ideas
July 5, 2012
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves. My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
dwilhite179 added this to dwilhite179's ideas
July 3, 2012
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves. My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
catharipbh added this to catharipbh's ideas
July 2, 2012
garden
ctriggs added this to Woodlawn St
July 2, 2012
japanese Holly
egotha added this to egotha's ideas
July 1, 2012
great shrub
zippitydoodaday added this to Garden
July 1, 2012
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves. My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
antinaproductions added this to antinaproductions's Favorites
July 1, 2012
Garden
brunellita added this to brunellita's ideas
July 1, 2012
ilex crenata
ophelia added this to Joy's ideas
July 1, 2012
Love the gold color of the Japanese Holly (Ilex crenate)
nancywilliford added this to nancywilliford's ideas
July 1, 2012
garden
barbiewinter added this to barbiewinter's ideas
July 1, 2012
color
leo52 added this to yard Cypress C.
July 1, 2012
ilex crenata 'golden gem'
tiffanyshi added this to tiffanyshi's Favorites
July 1, 2012
Japanese Holly (golden gem)
jesswillems added this to jesswillems's Favorites
June 30, 2012
Outside
E M L added this to Exterior & Gardens
June 30, 2012
japanese holly golden gem
khaligal added this to khaligal's landscaping
June 29, 2012
Another great alternative to Box is a member of the holly family — Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), zones 5-9. Ilex crenata is great as an evergreen in small gardens. It is slow growing and, left unclipped, has small, shiny black fruit in the autumn that contrasts so well against its tiny, glossy leaves. My choice, though, is the golden variety Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'. Leave it unclipped for a wonderful flat-topped golden sphere that provides wonderful color throughout the year — especially in winter and spring.
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