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Ilex glabra

Inkberry Holly
Ilex glabra
Ilex glabra
Description

An extremely versatile medium-sized evergreen shrub, can be used in the garden or for hedging, massing and topiary; small oval leaves and interesting black berries in winter; reasonably hardy, but some suckering, use where this is an advantage

Ornamental Features

Inkberry Holly has dark green evergreen foliage on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The glossy narrow leaves remain dark green throughout the winter. It produces black berries from mid fall to late winter.

Planting & Growing

Inkberry Holly will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a dioecious species, meaning that individual plants are either male or female. Only the females will produce fruit, and a male variety of the same species is required nearby as a pollinator.

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full sun to partial shade

moist

-

wet

5a

10

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10 feet

acidic

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false

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