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Sky Pointer® Japanese Holly Ilex crenata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 6 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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At this point in our shipping season we ship on Mondays and Tuesdays only and if necessary, due to extreme temperatures, we will place a temporary hold on shipping. We will reevaluate week to week based on temperatures.
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Sky Pointer® Japanese Holly Ilex crenata
Part Sun to Sun 48 - 60


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

Foliage Interest
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Salt Tolerant


Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
24 - 36 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
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, thugh chlorosis (leaf yellowing) may occur in alkaline soils. This can be prevented or treated by fertilizingtwice 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.

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.

Sky Pointer® Ilex crenata 'Farrowone' USPP 20,049
  • Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Russell Studebaker
    United States
    5 years ago
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