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Sky Pencil Holly

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Sky Pencil is an outstanding evergreen plant for a vertical accen at entryways, or a privacy screen when planted close together. Makes an elegant, bold statement in large containers.

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Sky Pencil Holly Shrubs for Sale Online

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly is a narrow, columnar form of Japanese Holly. The Dark green leaves are pleasing year-round, and as an added bonus, if planted near a male pollinizer, these sharp shrubs will produce autumn purple berries!

People love this vertical blockade of a shrub for its defined structure and low maintenance upkeep. This evergreen holly gains its name from its thin pencil-like stature. Its slim build makes the Sky Pencil perfect for narrow and small-scale spaces. Popular uses of these slender shrubs includes use as privacy screens, entryway framing, and as vertical accents throughout a landscape.

Scientifically referred to as the Ilex Crenata, the Sky Pencil Holly requires little-to-no pruning and if properly cared for, will stay green and luscious through the winter. The ideal care for this fast growing evergreen shrub includes planting in well drained soil where it will receive full sun to partial shade. Producing its best results in growing zones 5-9, these hardy bushes have a strong root system and will also tolerate some slightly acidic soil.


Growzone: 5-9 Sky Pencil Holly Hardiness Zone 5-9
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 6 to 8 Feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Habit: Upright, columnar
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Foliage: Dark green
Pruning Season: Prune anytime
Soil Condition: ` Any well drained slightly acidic soil
Water Requirement: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, foundation planting, or a specimen planting

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