Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'Item #4507 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Selected for its compact habit and glistening, bright green new foliage, this dwarf shrub makes an excellent hedge or border plant. The dense twiggy habit displays an abundance of black berries through winter, accenting the evergreen foliage.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:I-leks GLA-braPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dwarf Plant, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); False Holly (Osmanthus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe); Blueberry (Vaccinium)
- CareCare InformationVery adaptable, tolerating light or heavy, low to high moisture, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.