Compact Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

Pronunciation: I-leks GLAY-bruh kom-PAK-ta
SKU #04502
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This dwarf holly with a dense, twiggy habit makes an excellent hedge or border plant with an abundance of black berries in fall that persist through winter, accenting the glossy evergreen foliage. An excellent hedge or border plant that tolerates a variety of conditions, even warm humidity. Requires a male Inkberry for berry set.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous
Mature Size Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, easily pruned to 2 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Rabbit Resistant, Very Wet Areas, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Blueberry (Vaccinium)
CARE
Care 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.

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