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Sky Pencil Holly Shrubs in terra cotta containers Sky Pencil Holly in a Commercial Planter Sky Pencil Holly in a stone pathway Creating privacy with Sky Pencil Holly

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Sky Pencil Holly Shrubs

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

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

Growzone: 5-9

As Low As: $32.95

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1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
1 Gallon Pot $32.95
3 Gallon Pot (3 to 4 Feet Tall) $48.95
2. Choose Recommended Add-Ons
Product Price Quantity
Espoma Bio-Tone Starter Plus
4 LB Bag
Treegator Jr. Slow Release Watering Bag
Original Jr.
Soil Soaker Hose
25 Feet Long

California Residents: This product can not be shipped to California at this time due to shipping restrictions.


Sky Pencil Holly Shrubs for Sale Online

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly is a narrow, columnar evergreen holly that is ideally suited for small areas. Dark green foliage stays neat year-round and often sports small purple berries in fall. Grows best in well-drained soil.

Growing Zone: 5 to 9
Mature Height: 8 to 10 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.
This Plants Growzone: 5-9 Sky Pencil Holly Shrubs Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Sky Pencil Holly Shrubs

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sky Pencil Holly plants 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 Sky Pencil Holly 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. Watering Sky Pencil Holly: After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Sky Pencil Holly a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.

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