Ilex crenata 'Drops Of Gold'

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Drops Of Gold Japanese Holly has attractive gold foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The small glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain gold throughout the winter. Valued for its spectacular golden-yellow foliage on the upper branches that stand out against the green foliage below; its upright compact growth habit makes it perfect for smaller landscapes.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds and bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics. This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in moist to wet soil, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soils. 

Light Requirements: Sun or Shade

Bloom Season: Spring (May)

Cold Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8

Mature Height: 4 feet