Skip to Content Skip to Navigation
Menu

Sky Box® Japanese Holly Ilex crenata

(2 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
60" 36"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    Showy evergreen architecture for your garden!

    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.

    Formerly sold as Sky Pointer®.

    Produces Berries
    Foliage Interest
    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest
    Salt Tolerant

    Characteristics

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

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    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 moist soils with good drainage. Adaptable to most soil pH levels, though chlorosis (leaf yellowing) may occur in alkaline soils. This can be prevented or treated by fertilizing twice a year in early spring and again in early summer. 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.

    Sky Box® Ilex crenata 'Farrowone' USPP 20,049
  • 2 Reviews

    • I purchased three Sky Pointers at a big box store at the end of the season on sale. I planted them in early November in zone 6b, obviously not ideal, and the weather turned quite cold very shortly thereafter. I pruned off the little bits of the plant that had dieback this spring and the plants are doing fabulous! It’s now August and they are super dark green and growing very well. They are planted along the fence at the back of my yard and look great.

      J Roche
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Russell Studebaker
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 8 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
Back to Top

Find plants you love and create idea boards for all your projects.

To create an idea board, sign in or create an account.