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Gem Box® Inkberry Holly for Sale Online
Introducing the first true Dwarf Inkberry Holly: the Gem Box Inkberry Holly. This Inkberry looks more like a boxwood than an Inkberry Holly. Unlike its taller cousins, this Ilex glabra maintains its foliage to the ground allowing it to be trimmed into mounded shapes and ball-shaped similar to boxwoods.
The dwarf broadleaf evergreen shrub is perfect for trimming into a small evergreen hedge or growing in containers on the patio or deck. Ideal conditions for these stunning yard specimens include full sun, acidic soils, and well-drained soil.
Boasting small dainty dark green leaves, and attractive red tips in the spring, the Gem Box® Ilex glabra is perfect for a wide range of landscaping projects. The shrub is known for maintaining good branching so it never gives a bare-legged appearance like many other cultivars do.
This native alternative to boxwood shrubs grows much faster than boxwoods so hedges will fill in faster too.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Mature width:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to Part Sun|
|Habit:||Densely branched, Rounded|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in late spring to maintain shape|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Require:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Mixed border, foundations, privacy screen, or planted in mass|