Sky Box™ Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Farrowone' PP #20,049

Add some architecture to your landscape or container with this narrow, conical seedling of Sky Pencil Holly. Shiny, dark evergreen leaves and tight upright branching make this an elegant formal evergreen for urban patios or for framing entryways.
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Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks kre-NA-ta
LoreHumane Society of America notes that Ilex berries can produce a toxic reaction if consumed by pets.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitColumnar
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Wall, Hedge, Poolside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.

Prefers light, moist, acidic soils with good drainage. Maintains a columnar shape without pruning. If pruning is necessary, shear in early to mid-summer. Protect from winter sun and wind.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-7

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