STRONGBOX®

Holly - Inkberry

Ilex glabra

'ILEXFARROWTRACEY'

USPP 30,147; CBR 6516

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Compact globe of Strongbox Ilex glabra in field Row of rounded evergreen Strongbox Ilex glabra in field
  • Native to North America
  • Boxwood alternative
  • Disease resistant
Description

Native boxwood alternative.

With its squat, rounded habit, handsome evergreen foliage, and full, dense branching, Strongbox® inkberry is a welcome alternative to boxwood. Lush, deep green, and disease resistant, this plant offers huge potential for the landscape market and home owners alike. Stays green and well-branched right to the ground. Native to North America and highly adaptable.

USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
2 - 3'
Width
2 - 3'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Evergreen
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

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.