Ilex glabra 'Compacta'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||I-leks GLAY-bruh kom-PAK-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, easily pruned to 2 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.|
|Design Ideas||This great little Holly is a versatile performer. As a native of Florida, it is adapted to the southern states. Its berries are a good choice for bird-friendly gardens. Plant as a divider between beds and borders or to enclose a space filled with seasonal color. This is perhaps the only true Holly to find a natural home in the tropics! Also surprisingly hardy to USDA Zone 3.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dwarf Hedge Plant|
Very adaptable, tolerating light or heavy, low to high moisture, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned annually to shape or maintain smaller size.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9