Rock Star Plant - Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly

Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly is the perfect choice if you’re looking to add structure, height, and year-round interest to your space. This Rock Star Plant is hardy from Zones 6-8, making it an excellent option for warm climate gardeners that want to enhance their space. Check out our blog on the entire Rock Star Plants collection for more information on each plant.

The Best of the Best

Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly is a major improvement from others on the market. The branches on this Rock Star don’t splay out as they age like other plants, keeping its nice and clean shape for years to come.

That Gorgeous Green Color

This evergreen shrub has shiny, dark green leaves that stay nice all throughout the cold winter months. Plus, the leaves are flat, not cupped, which gives Straight & Narrow a sleek look. In the warmer months, white flowers appear on the shrub adding to its appeal.

Creating Privacy

Straight & Narrow® is the perfect size and shape to create gorgeous privacy screens that are as functional as they are beautiful. For more information, check out our blog on planting for privacy.

Deer Resistance

This Rock Star is also a great choice for those looking for a more deer-resistant shrub for their space. Straight & Narrow® won’t be the first thing your backyard friends want to munch on! Check out our blog for more information about planting with deer-resistant plants.

Care Tips for Straight & Narrow® Japanese Holly
  • Planting: Straight & Narrow® thrives when planted in full sun or part shade, so check out our planting blog to make sure you are planting your shrub correctly.
  • Watering: Straight & Narrow® does best when the soil is kept evenly moist. Be sure to watch our video on watering for the best tips and tricks to keep it hydrated all season long.
  • Fertilizing: Straight & Narrow® doesn’t require fertilizing, but it will benefit from it. If you want to apply, be sure to use an acid fertilizer. Apply once in spring when you see green leafy new growth and be sure to follow the directions on the package. To learn more, watch our video on how to fertilize in spring.
  • Pruning: Straight & Narrow® doesn’t require any pruning.
Plant Details
  • Height: 6-8’
  • Width: 2-3’
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-8
  • Heat Zone: 8
  • Shape: Upright
  • Foliage: Dark Green
  • Flower Color: White

Want your own Straight® & Narrow Japanese Holly? We thought you’d never ask! You can shop the First Editions® collection online during our shipping season or utilize our Find a Retailer tool to locate garden centers near you that sell First Editions®. For care tips, inspiration and design ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter!