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Sky Pointer Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata

  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
Programs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Sky Pointer Japanese Holly Ilex crenata
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60

Features

Distinctive vertical evergreen with shiny leaves. Excellent specimen for formal gardens. Deer resistant. Elegant vertical habit.

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Evergreen
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Groupings, masses, perennials or shrub borders, specimen, screens, hedges or containers. This is an elegant formal evergreen for entryways.

Maintenance Notes: 

According to the Humane Society of America Ilex berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions including urban pollution. Prefers light, moist, acidic soils with good drainage. Chlorosis (leaf yellowing) may occur in alkaline soils. Maintains a columnar shape without pruning. If pruning is necessary shear in early to mid-summer. Moderate water, drought resistant once established. Evergreen -slower grower. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for evergreens. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

Add some architecture to your garden or decorative container with this narrow, conical seedling of 'Sky Pencil' Holly. Shiny, dark evergreen leaves and tight upright branching make this a must have plant.

Sky Pointer Ilex crenata 'Farrowone' PP: 20049

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