Ilex

Ilex

Ilex has the look of the popular boxwood but is less susceptible to disease. It is therefore an excellent alternative. Both plant species are evergreen and can easily be pruned into all kinds of shapes.

Especially the varieties Ilex Crenata Dark Green and Ilex Crenata Blondie are often used as a worthy replacement for boxwood. However identical their appearance, buxus and ilex do not belong to the same family. Ilex is a type of holly and also bears small berries. This plant grows somewhat faster and less bushy than buxus. Discover all our varieties below 👇