Sky Pencil Holly

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3 gallon container

5 in stock

A very distinctive holly

Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’ is a slow growing, narrow, strongly columnar evergreen Japanese Holly with a shiny foliage of convex, dark green leaves, which holds all year. Small black fruits follow the tiny white flowers in late summer and fall. ‘

Sky Pencil’ is a female cultivar which needs a male pollinator in order to produce fruit. Introduced by the US National Arboretum, its pencil-thin growth habit makes it perfect for small gardens. Terric as a narrow hedge or screen, it also provides a rare natural, vertical accent in the landscape. An ideal focal plant in the garden.

  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. tall and 18-36 in. wide.
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. This plant is not fussy and tolerates a wide variety of soils. However, it prefers moist, slightly acidic soil with good 10 drainage. Some drought tolerance once established.
  • May be aected by aphids, scale insects, holly leaf miner or holly leaf blight.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, foundation plantings, hedges or screens or wall-side borders.
  • Does not need to be pruned or trained to maintain its shape.
  1. Cindy Gomez (verified owner)

    Altum’s took the time to pick the perfect plants for us. They were similar in size and height and look great!

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