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Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Item 4493

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

A narrow, columnar form with dark green foliage that stays neat year-round, and often sports small purple berries in fall, with a male pollenizer nearby. Leaves lack sharp points, making it ideal for decks, patios, or entryways as a vertical accent or privacy screening. Makes an elegant, formal statement in large containers. Evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Botanical Name: Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Columnar ,   Narrow ,   Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Bloom Time: Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen
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.

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.

History

'Sky Pencil' is an all-female cultivar which needs a male variety nearby as a pollinator, in order to produce berries.

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