|Among the hardiest of the hollies hailing from northern Japan. 'China Boy' has a true holly look in a compact, mounded form. This cultivar is a pollinator for 'China Girl', with purple stems and extremely dark green foliage. Leaves are small, glossy and spiny. Needs rich, slightly acidic soil. This cultivar withstands colder temerpatures than the 'Blue' cultivars, and shows increased heat tolerance as well.