I'm considering planting a small hedge about 8 - 10ft long by about I metre tall to screen the more utilitarian area of the garden. I was wondering about Ilex crenata - allowing it to grow to about 1metre tall and then clipping it in a sort of free-form topiarised hedge.
Any idea how many years it would take to get from 25cm to 1metre tall?
Does anyone know any good varieties?
And would a male variety of Ilex crenata pollinate a nearby female Ilex aquifolium?