Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrubs for Sale Online
Holly Inkberry Compacta or Ilex glabra 'Compacta' is an evergreen shrub that is ideal as a low hedge or border plant. Its shiny evergreen leaves create a striking backdrop for the densely packed black berries that bloom fall and continue through winter. It is low maintenance and tolerates a variety of conditions including high levels of humidity.
About Your Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrubs
Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrub is an outstanding, easy to grow, compact shrub, that matures at 3 to 4 feet high and wide. The leaves are a deep green and glisten in the sunlight. Excellent for foundation, hedges, masses, and as an accent plant, and produces deep purple-black berries.
|Growing Zone:||3 – 9|
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Mature width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Habit:||Densely branched, upright|
|Flower Color:||Male pollinator for female varieties|
|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|
How to Care for Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Holly Inkberry Compacta Shrub to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.