Evergreen tree. Very useful for the formation of hedges because after a drastic pruning it is very vigorous.
Exterior the whole year at the sun.
Abundant in summer and moderated in winter.
In spring and autumn.
Every 2 years, at the beginning of spring.
100% Akadama, or a mixture of Akadama with a 20% of volcanic earth.
Pruning and nipping
The whole year round.
Prune down to 2 leaves when the branch has developed about 6 to 8 leaves.
From his bark we obtain a tie used to hunt birds. With his branches water diviners make their sticks. There exists also a variety called Ilex microphylla whose leaves are really small (8-15 mm), which makes them ideal for mini bonsais.