|This holly resembles boxwood, but its growth habit is lower and more spreading. Leaves are dark green, glossy, small, ovate to elliptic, with slightly scalloped edges. Berries are small and black, though sometimes white or yellow. Needs rich, moist, slightly acidic soil, good drainage and thick mulch. Will not tolerate drought. Popular landscape plant in the U.S. Native to Japan and Korea. 'Dwarf Pagoda', a female shrub, is dwarf with irregular branching, quite tiny leaves and black berries. This cultivar would be a good accent plant in a rock garden or even as a bonsai.