Steeds Upright Holly (Ilex Crenata) Zone 5-9 Full Sun 6-8 Height 5-6 Width. An easy to grow, densely branched evergreen shrub with an interesting pyramidal form. Lustrous dark green foliage adds color to the landscape year-round. Black berries last all winter on female plants. A shapely hedge or foundation plant. Evergreen. Thrive when planted in moist, acidic, well-drained soil with regular watering.