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Species: Ilex glabra

(eye'leks glay'brah)

Ilex glabra

Inkberry

Found on Course Walks

Broad-leaved Evergreens

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Woody Shrubs for Storm Water Retention

Cultivars

'Compacta', 'Ivory Queen', 'Nordic', 'Shamrock'

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub 4 to 8 feet

6' - 8' (spread 8' - 10')

Evergreen

shade tolerant; protect from winter winds in northern reaches of hardiness

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade, Shade

5a

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

Tolerates salt spray

broadleaf evergreen; well suited to mass planting or as a hedge; responds well to shearing; glossy green foliage; black fruit

Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

usually trouble-free; mites can be a problem on dry sites

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

native to eastern coastal US, north to Nova Scotia

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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