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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Columnar/Narrow Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Dark Green
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Year-Round
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Tolerates Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Sound Barrier
  • Border Plant
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Mass Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Ilex is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

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SKY PENCIL HOLLY

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Buy Sky Pencil Holly online. Sky Pencil is a upright evergreen accent plant with dense branching. Its lustrous dark green leaves are beautiful throughout the seasons. Mature size is 6 to 10 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. Sky Pencil is excellent in a container or for vertical element in the garden. A US National Arboretum Introduction

Mature Height:

6-10 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-3 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

6-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Aquafoliaceae · Common Name: Holly / Winterberry

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 8509

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3149

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 3861

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
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15 gallon Potted

SKU: 5750

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Customer Testimonials

As always Brian, your plants are doing wonderful. Everything we buy elsewhere seems to be a waste of time, money and another year


Kit
ST. Peters, MO
September 2014

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