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Plant Characteristics

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

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®.

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Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 8509

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
(54 units available now - S)

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$35.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3149

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(2278 units available now - SG)

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$75.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 3861

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
(328 units available now - G)

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$200.00

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15 gallon Potted

SKU: 5750

(12.7 gallons / 48 liters)
(216 units available now - G)

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$300.00

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November 2016

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