Ilex glabra 'Compacta'
Pronunciation: I-leks GLAY-bruh kom-PAK-ta
|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.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, easily pruned to 2 ft. tall.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Blueberry (Vaccinium)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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