Ilex x 'Rock Garden'

Plant Type:


Ilex x 'Rock Garden' - Beautiful dark green to black-green holly leaves with a satin gloss set densely on a very slowly mounding shrub. This female form does set berries - just not many of them. Perfect in the rock garden or at the front of the foundation border or even a "foresty" component in a train garden it is a charmer that will mature about 12 inches tall and over time a bit broader. Open shade to early morning and dappled light in fertile, acid soil. Though we've seen this cutie listed as hardy in USDA zone 5 we think it a safer bet in 6 and south; if in 5 it had better be set in a really sheltered micro-climate and protected from desiccating winter winds - we're just playing it safe. Established, potted Holly from cutting.


12-18 in


12-22 in




6 to 8(9?)
What is my hardiness zone?
Item Description Price  
ILEXROCK Ilex x 'Rock Garden' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Ilex x 'Rock Garden'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Rock Garden
  • Bonsai Candidate
  • Edging
  • Accent
  • Evergreen
  • Small / Miniature
  • Foundation
  • Collector Plant
  • Knot Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow


  • Woodland
  • Fertile
  • Acid
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown