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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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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks GLAY-bruh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureNorth American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); False Holly (Osmanthus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe); Blueberry (Vaccinium)

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

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