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Unlike most other Japanese hollies, which are mounding or spreading shrubs, 'Mariesii' heads straight for the sky, creating a dark green exclamation point in the garden. Crowded on its erect, green-maturing-to-grey stems are tiny, round, glossy, evergreen leaves. At their outward edges they often have three even tinier spines. 'Mariesii' is a female clone from Japan that has been cultivated outside of Japan since about 1880. If pollinated, its flowers develop into black fruits.
Prefers full sun/ partial shade