Shamrock Holly Shrubs
Ilex Glabra 'Shamrock'
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Soil Soaker Hose by Green Thumb||$18.95|
|Growing Zone:||4 – 9|
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Flower Color:||White flowers that produce Black Berries|
|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.|
Shamrock Holly Shrubs for Sale Online
Shamrock Holly is a great evergreen Holly for Evergreen Privacy Hedges. Ilex Glabra Shamrock or Inkberry holly is one of the best selections of our native holly. It has a broad upright habit and holds its foliage at the base of the plant. Tolerates heat, drought, sun, and shade. It grows very well in urban areas. Flowers give way to jet black inkberries in late spring which mature in early fall and persist through the winter to early spring unless consumed by local birds.
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Ilex Glabra Shamrock Holly was selected for its compact habit and bright, glistening new foliage, Ilex Glabra Shamrock is a dwarf plant which makes it perfect as a hedge or border plant. Shamrock Holly tends to have foilage that is a brighter green than Ilex Glabra Densa.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Ilex Glabra Shamrock 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 Ilex Glabra Shamrock 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 occuring 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.