Right here’s considered one of our favourite hollies, trying nice within the backyard this week. Ilex integra ‘Inexperienced Shadow’ is a variegated (creamy-edged leaves) type of the Mochi holly. This superb columnar holly, that hails from oceanside mountain slopes in Japan, Korea, Southern China, and Taiwan, reaches 20′ tall x 7′ broad, which is the case with our 16 yr outdated specimen. Though Ilex integra ‘Inexperienced Shadow’ will develop in each solar and shade, full to half day solar ends in essentially the most dense foliage. That is feminine clone, however we by no means see greater than a dozen berries, so we assume it wants a male close by to fruit higher. For a slender evergreen screening plant, it’s onerous to beat. Hardiness is Zone 6b-9b.