Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Ilex crenata 'Compacta'
- Does Not Ship To:
Adaptable Dwarf Form Suits Any Location
Why Compacta Japanese Holly Shrubs?
Dense green foliage, a neat globe-like form, and virtually no upkeep: With the Compacta Japanese Holly, you get a full landscape transformation in one tidy package. Plus, unlike similar holly varieties, the Compacta's young stems are purple, offering rich contrast that takes your curb appeal up a notch.
Small black fruit emerges throughout the winter, creating a unique centerpiece for graceful wildlife in your garden. From low shrubbery and hedging to tall groundcovers, the Compacta's habit, slow growth rate, and small leaves make it well-suited for any area. No matter where you place it, it lends a new note of color to your homescape.
Planted in groups, the Compacta's crowns mold together to form a sleek sea of rich evergreen color...all without excessive pruning or care. When it comes to the Compacta, you'll check off every box on your landscape must-have list.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the best part about our Compacta Holly Shrub? It’s made to adapt and grow well, with healthy results as soon as it arrives at your door. That’s because we plant, monitor and ship your Compacta with care.
Unlike other big-box retailers or chain garden centers, we put in the extra work to meticulously nurture your plant and ensure it’s a proven performer. And when you order from Fast Growing Trees, you won't get bare-root.
Your Compacta Holly is delivered in a pot with well-developed roots. Bare-root plants from big-box have a 50/50 chance of long-term survival...but your Compacta from Fast Growing Trees is grown to give you amazing results, year after year.
So, reap the rewards of our hard work. Order your own Compacta Holly Shrub before it’s gone!
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Planting & Care
2. Watering: Water your Compacta Holly weekly, or more often in extreme heat. If you’re not sure when to water your shrub, simply check its surrounding soil down to about 2 or 3 inches. If the soil here is dry, water your shrub.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your Compacta Holly Shrub with a general-purpose fertilizer in early spring.
4. Pruning: If you want a neater appearance for your Compacta Holly Shrub, prune or shear annually in winter to shape it.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|