Shamrock Inkberry Holly

inkberry holly

LGS Notes:

Shamrock Inkberry Holly is a great native alternative for boxwoods.  They look great in foundation plantings for clients who want more of a traditional looking landscape utilizing native plants. They also work well in rain gardens and birds love them. The more compact varieties have more filled in foliage. The straight species will have the lower branches becoming sparse over time, especially if they are shaded.

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Latin name: Ilex glabra

Common Name: inkberry
Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Greenish-white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge, Rain Garden
Flower: Insignificant
Leaf: Evergreen
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Erosion, Wet Soil, Air Pollution
Information from Missouri Botanical