Ilex crenata 'Rocky Creek'
Rocky Creek Japanese Holly. Its unusual contorted stems and branches makes this Japanese Holly a subject to feature. It grows well in sun or shade and will eventually get 6-8' high by 3-4' wide. Even though the Japanese love contorted forms, they did not have a contorted form of their own native Holly, so I introduced them to it by taking gift plants several years ago. It is a mutation which was found on 'Bennett's Compact' in this country. A real conversation piece!