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Compact Inkberry Holly

Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

The simplest way to identify Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrub is by its distinctive purple black berries. Inkberries are native shrubs that look wonderful left to grow naturally or trimmed into hedges.

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Compact Inkberry Holly Shrubs for Sale Online

Compact Inkberry Holly or Ilex glabra compacta is an evergreen shrub ideal as a low hedge or border plant. Its shiny evergreen leaves create a striking backdrop for the densely packed black berries that appear in the summer and remain through winter. 

Compact Inkberry is best suited to be trimmed lower than its relatives. This dwarf Inkberry can be pruned into a hedge under 3 feet if needed. It remains dense and makes an excellent alternative to boxwoods. Deer resistant as well making it even more useful.


Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: 4 to 5 Feet
Mature width: 4 to 5 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Densely branched, upright
Foliage: Green
Flower Color: White
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
Growzone: 3-9 Compact Inkberry Holly Hardiness Zone

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