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Nordic Inkberry Holly Shrubs

Ilex glabra 'Chamzin'

This slow-growing broadleaf evergreen shrub is easy to grow and offers beautiful winter color. Produces deep-black colored berries hence the name "inkberry."

Growzone: 3-9

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Nordic Inkberry Holly (Ilex glabra 'Chamzin') is a compact and naturally rounded shrub that needs little pruning to maintain its formal appearance. This plant produces deep green foliage and jet-black berries during the fruiting season. It is an easy-to-care-for shrub that tolerates a range of soil conditions and grows well in sun or part shade. Nordic Holly makes a fine background for short stature plants in summer or winter. Its evergreen qualities also make it beautiful along fence lines or foundations. Not to mention, this shrub is wind resistant, making it very helpful with snow drift in the winter.


Growing Zone: 3 ‚Äď 9
Mature Height: 3 to 4 feet
Mature width: 3 to 4 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Densely branched, Upright
Foliage: Green
Pruning Season: Prune in late spring to maintain shape
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Require: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass. Perfect for use as an evergreen privacy screen.
This Plants Growzone: 3-9 Nordic Inkberry Holly Shrubs Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Nordic Inkberry Holly Shrubs

Before you purchase your Nordic Inkberry Holly Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant remains happy and healthy for years to come!

How should I water my Ilex Glabra nordic?

How should I water my Ilex Glabra nordic?

Nordic Inkberry Holly shrubs require quite a bit of water while it is becoming established and after it has been established. We recommend that you water your shrub at least one time a week. If you live in a dry climate or have a dry summer, we recommend watering once, maybe twice a week. Even though your plant requires quite a bit of water, be sure not to overwater your shrub. If you overwater this plant, you could risk root rot disease and cause serious damage to your plant. Also, before the winter, give your plant a deep watering and cover the soil with a layer of mulch. Doing so will help hold in moisture and keep your plant happy through its dormancy period.

How should I fertilizer my Ilex Glabra Nordic?

How should I fertilizer my Ilex Glabra Nordic?

We recommend that you fertilize your Ilex Glabra Nordic shrub in the spring directly before their growing season begins. You can use a fertilizer like Holly-Tone to feed your plant and give it the nutrients it needs for a good and healthy growing season. If the soil you plant your shrub in is alkaline, consider enriching it with peat moss when planting your inkberry. Always remember to give your plant a deep watering after fertilizing to ensure the nutrients are evenly distributed.

When should I prune my Ilex Glabra Nordic?

When should I prune my Ilex Glabra Nordic?

When you prune your Ilex Glabra Nordic shrub, you should do so in early spring, right before new growth emerges. However, pruning needs are minimal unless you are using your shrubs in a hedge. We recommend that you regularly remove root suckers if you do not want your shrubs to colonize and spread. You can carefully prune off any dead or dying foliage whenever you see it necessary.

What Kind of Soil Does my Nordic Inkberry Holly Shrub Require?

What Kind of Soil Does my Nordic Inkberry Holly Shrub Require?

Your Inkberry Shrub will thrive in average, medium to wet soil conditions. It is completely adaptable to light and heavy soil conditions but will perform best if you plant it in rich, consistently moist soil. Also, this shrub loves acidic soil conditions and will not grow well if it is in alkaline soil. In native locations, Nordic Inkberry prefers sandy, acidic woodland soil and is typically found along edges of swamps and bogs. It is crucial to keep this shrub's soil consistently moist. If its soil dries out, your plant will not grow to its fullest potential.


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