Compact Inkberry

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

Item 4502


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

This dwarf holly with a dense, twiggy habit makes an excellent hedge or border plant with an abundance of black berries in fall that persist through winter, accenting the glossy evergreen foliage. An excellent hedge or border plant that tolerates a variety of conditions, even warm humidity. Requires a male Inkberry for berry set.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide, easily pruned to 2 ft. tall.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Ilex glabra 'Compacta'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This great little Holly is a versatile performer. As a native of Florida, it is adapted to the southern states. Its berries are a good choice for bird-friendly gardens. Plant as a divider between beds and borders or to enclose a space filled with seasonal color. This is perhaps the only true Holly to find a natural home in the tropics! Also surprisingly hardy to USDA Zone 3.

Very adaptable, tolerating light or heavy, low to high moisture, neutral to slightly acidic soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned annually to shape or maintain smaller size.

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