The Japanese holly (botanical name Ilex crenata, Family Hollys - Aquifoliaceae) is an evergreen deciduous tree from Japan with typical heights of 2-3m. The small leaves of Ilex crenata is very suitable for bonsai styling. Very decorative for a bonsai are also the black berry fruits.
As an outdoor bonsai the holly has no problems with light frost periods. Temperatures down to -10 ° C over a short period of time are well tolerated. A half-shaded, sheltered location it good. Potted in a weak acidic substrate and abundant watering in the growing period will be rewarded with plenty of growth.