Japanese Holly (Ilex) – JH4


An evergreen indoor bonsai, Japanese Hollies produce small white flowers. A tree that is happy to live indoors on a sunny windowsill. It will enjoy being outside in summer. You may notice the trunk and branches have been wired to improve the shape. We will remove the wire prior to dispatch.

Care Pack *

2 bottles of our Plantfood: 1 & 2, a plastic under tray, and a pair of scissors for leaf cutting.

Or Under Tray Only *

SKU: JH4 Category:

Product Description

Japanese Holly (Ilex Crenata) are evergreen trees that can be kept indoors or outdoors. This tree’ trunk and branches have been wired to improve its shape. We will remove the wires prior to dispatch.

The optional Care Pack includes 2 bottles of the Feed suitable for this species of tree; an under tray; and a pair of scissors for trimming the leaves. Your tree will not thrive without regular feeding. If the tree is kept indoors the under tray is useful as it will hold water thereby helping to increase humidity, and will prevent excess water leaking onto the windowsill. We prefer plastic trays as these are larger than the ceramic ones, and the latter can mark your woodwork when wet. The scissors can be used by right handed or left handed people. Each of these items are available separately in the ‘Tools’ pages.

Or you can just add an Under Tray to increase humidity and to catch any drips after watering.

You may order online or by telephone – if you prefer the latter please quote the tree number so we can dispatch the one you see here.

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Approximately 30cm from the base of the pot to the top of the tree. The pot is 15cm.

A Care Sheet is included with every tree sold. The information that follows is a quick guide to give you an idea of the suitability of this species.

Japanese Holly trees bonsai can be kept indoors during winter, spring and autumn, but prefers to be outdoors in summer.

Watering: In their natural environment trees have long roots that search for water and nutrition. Bonsai are of course kept in a pot and have shallow roots. They therefore need to be watered every day. Water thoroughly until water drips through the holes in the bottom of the pot. However, do not let the tree become waterlogged as this will affect root growth, so make sure the pot can drain well and not sit in a pool of water.

Feeding: Add liquid feed to water every week during the growing season. Use our Bonsai Plantfood 1 from March to June – this plantfood is high in nitrogen and encourages leaf growth. Then from July to October use Plantfood 2 – this one is high in potassium and lower in nitrogen and will strengthen your tree in preparation for winter. Feed once per month during the winter with Plantfood 2.

Position: Japanese Hollies like full sunlight but be careful the tree does not dry out if the sun is too hot.

If you order a tree it will be delivered by courier (DPD). We will send you the tracking number. If the order is placed before 11 o’clock we will dispatch that day (or the next working day if you order during a weekend) and most trees will arrive the next day. However, if the tree is a gift and you prefer it is delivered on a certain date, send us a message telling us when you would like it to be dispatched. Orders for Accessories only are delivered by Royal Mail’s First Class post.

P&P Prices: Tree: £5.00; Accessories only: £3.95. Should you purchase a tree and accessories then the courier rate of £5.00 applies.

Packaging: Your tree is sent in a strong, plain cardboard box with ‘This Way Up’ and ‘Fragile’ labels. The tree is strapped to the bottom of the box so even if the box is upside down for a period of time it should not come to any harm. Some Bonsai shops use smart, printed boxes but this adds about £5 to the cost of the tree and we don’t think that is sensible.