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
Broadleaf
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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Plant Events from our members
RobGlen On November 2, 2018 Transplanted
Placed into larger pots.
RobGlen On August 27, 2018 Obtained plant
RobGlen On August 25, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Ordered six cuttings from Louisiana grower.
christine2 On June 1, 2008 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
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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