Ilex crenata ‘Kinme’ – Japanese Holly 25-30cm ball

Ilex crenata ‘Kinme’ is a compact, evergreen shrub. Buy a Box-leaved holly ball today!

Japanese holly has dark green, ovate leaves that emerge as a lighter green before darkening.

Almost identical in appearance to box and resistant to box blight or moth caterpillar, this shrub is an excellent alternative.

It is also ideal for topiary as the shapes hold their form very well. This shrub only requires minimal clipping each year.

Clipped topiary is ideal for statement pieces as well as edging paths and beds.

Buy a Box-leaved holly ball online and at our tree nursery in Essex, get yours today!

If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item.

We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery, but box replacement varieties are very popular and may be in short supply.

25-30cm ball


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If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item. We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.

Ilex crenata ‘Kinme’ – Japanese Holly 25-30cm ball


  • Size : 25-30cm ball
  • Botanical name/s : Ilex crenata 'Kinme'
  • Common name/s : Japanese Holly
  • Flower / Foliage : Dark green leaves, small flowers in spring and sometimes small dark fruits in autumn.
  • Plant type : Evergreen
  • Flowering period : Spring
  • Mature height : Clipped size
  • Mature spread : Clipped size
  • Growth rate : Clipped size
  • Recommended usage : A popular Box alternative, ideal for clipping as topiary.
  • Nursery grown : Yes


Once planted, Ilex Crenata ‘Kinme’ will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / underwater.

Check tree tie / stake isn’t rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.

Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branches.

Remove any weeds from around the base of the Holly plant (including grass).

  • Position/Aspect : Grows in full sun to shade.
  • Soil : Will cope with most soils types as long as well drained.
  • Hardiness : Hardy in most places throughout the UK. 
  • Plant maintenance : Responds well to clipping, twice annual clipping is recommended.

How do I order from King & Co?

Order online

Your order may be placed via our Online Shop, which is fast simple and secure.

After your Online Shop order has been placed we will send an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This will provide you with details of your order, including the order number, which you should check and retain for your records. If there is an error in your order requirement, please contact us as soon as possible quoting your order number, so that we can rectify prior to dispatch.

Phone us

We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order.

From our Nursery

Collect your trees or shrubs from our Nursery in Rayne.


We accept all major credit cards including: Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Credit, Visa Electron and Visa Debit.

How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 10am Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday – Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.

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