Sky Pencil Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||EYE-leks kre-NAY-tuh|
|Lore||'Sky Pencil' is an all-female cultivar which needs a male variety nearby as a pollenizer, in order to produce berries.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing 6 to 8 ft. tall and 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This columnar holly makes a great vertical accent in narrow spaces. Use in portable pots and boxes for porch, patio and terrace. Try pairs to flank a wall fountain or a sculpture. Use four matched at corners of a simple parterre. Exceptional at front entry to traditional architecture. Plant close together for a windbreak, privacy screen or solid background for an artistic focal point.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); False Holly (Osmanthus); Blueberry (Vaccinium); Astilbe (Astilbe)|
Prefers light, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates mild drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9