Bright glozzy evergreen Ilex glabra Shamrock in field


Holly - Inkberry

Ilex glabra


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Bright glozzy evergreen Ilex glabra Shamrock in field
  • Native to North America
  • Boxwood alternative
  • Compact habit

A standout native shrub with bright glossy green foliage and a compact growth habit, 'Shamrock' inkberry makes a versatile and handsome choice for the landscape.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 4'

Width 3 - 4'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Does best in moist (even very moist), slightly acidic soils.

Pruning Naturally dense habit requires little pruning; may be trimmed after new growth has hardened off in late spring, though.

Uses Hedges; edgings; foundation plantings; specimen; containers; mass planting.

Growing Tips Tolerates shade well, but leaf color and overall foliage coverage is better with at least some sun. Grows most rapidly where moisture is consistently available.