Shamrock Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'

SKU
04507
Selected for its compact habit and glistening, bright green new foliage, this dwarf female holly makes an excellent hedge or border plant. The dense twiggy habit displays an abundance of black berries through winter, accenting the evergreen foliage. Requires a male inkberry for berry set.
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4 - 9

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks GLAY-bruh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Very adaptable, tolerating low to high moisture, neutral to slightly acidic, light to heavy 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

Good to grow!