Ilex crenata 'Kimne'
Japanese Holly Cloud Tree
Ilex crenata is an unusual holly that is growing in popularity. 'Kinme' is an excellent variety that has very small leaves and grows densely making it very suitable for formal training into topiary shapes or cloud pruned in the Japanese fashion.
A slow-growing evergreen species from Japan and Korea, Ilex crenata can be grown in almost any soil so long as it is moist and well drained.