Nordic™ Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Chamzin'

SKU
4511
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100% of 100
Lustrous deep green foliage covers this cold hardy compact, rounded shrub. A male selection that produces no fruit but is essential to pollinate female varieties. Excellent for foundations with year around foliage that covers vents and footings. Makes an excellent low maintenance hedges. Attractive sheared or left natural. Evergreen shrub. Full to partial sun. Slow growing 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.
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Botanical PronunciationI-leks GLAY-bruh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing, rounded shrub; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA hardy male inkberry that produces no fruit with excellent foliage. Makes a fine background for showier short stature plants in winter or summer. Evergreen cover-up for year around beauty along foundations or fence lines. Well suited to low hedges either natural or sheared into a rigid formal character for dividing front yards. Single specimens can also be sheared for topiary-like precision form. Wind resistance makes an excellent choice that helps with snow drift.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureCompact Evergreen Shrub

Very 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.

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