Chubby Hubby Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'MAD-IC-I' PP32,035

Chubby Hubby Japanese Holly

Chubby Hubby Ilex is best described as Ernie to Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly’s Bert, with similar leaves and strong upright branches yet it is considerably wider and more oval in habit than its counterpart. The dad-bod features of this holly are perfectly suited for evergreen hedging, replacing boxwoods and other evergreens that are plagued by diseases, insects, or are weak stemmed. Leaves are flat, do not cup, and remain a shiny dark green all winter. Male. Bred by Dr. Michael Dirr at the University of Georgia.

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  • Height


  • Width


  • Exposure

    Full Sun to Part Shade

  • Hardiness Zone


  • Heat Zone


  • Shape

    Upright, oval

  • Flower Color


  • Foliage

    Dark Green

Bonus Attributes

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    Creates Privacy

  • Deer Resistant icon

    Deer Resistant

  • Good for Potting icon

    Good for Potting

Caring Tips


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  • watering

    Medium To High

  • fertilizing


Watering Distilyium with watering can

Know your zone

Zone Hardiness Map

The colored areas show where this plant thrives. Knowing this will help you select the most appropriate plants for your zone.

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