Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil') in the Ilex Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet (2-3 m)
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Female
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Holly of the Year 2004

photo by Derek Ramsey.

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christine2 On May 10, 2019 Transplanted
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by unicuddle516 Oct 14, 2019 7:31 AM 10
Tiny towers by Pamstepnens Oct 29, 2018 4:30 PM 7
Hedge by NW_Neebie Aug 10, 2017 5:40 PM 4
Any ideas for privacy trees along fence? by ferne97 Mar 22, 2017 12:42 AM 7
Foundation plantings... by UrbanWild Aug 19, 2016 3:17 AM 4
Trees (or very tall skinny bushes?) to form a screen by RickCorey Oct 15, 2013 7:03 PM 6
Evergreen shrubs by gemini_sage Jul 25, 2017 9:55 AM 27

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