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Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
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POS ID: 118748
Dense, narrow, and small-branched, the Sky Pencil Japanese Holly gets its name from its tall and rounded form. Glossy ovate foliage in deep green covers its branches all year. Commonly used as hedges. Being a female cultivar, the Sky Pencil requires male cultivar near by to produce fruit.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Great plant for hedges or borders
  • These grow very tall and narrow, plant en masse for shade or privacy
  • If both male and female plants are present, will feature small berries in fall

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Dense, narrow, and small-branched, the Sky Pencil Japanese Holly gets its name from its tall and rounded form. Glossy ovate foliage in deep green covers its branches all year. Commonly used as hedges. Being a female cultivar, the Sky Pencil requires male cultivar near by to produce fruit.

Weight: 25 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 120 inches

Mature Width

Up to 36 inches

Landscape Uses

Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Bears Fruit

Features

Attracts Bees And Birds, Perfect For Privacy

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Easy to care for. Mulch to conserve soil moisture. Prune to shape in late winter or early spring.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Light, Moist, Well-Drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Thrives in Full Sun or Partial Sun. Needs protection when sun is highest.

Water Needs

Somewhat Drought tolerant. Water deeply until mature. Reduce amount once established, only needs watering during drier seasons.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant, can get Spider mites.

USDA Hardiness Zone

6

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