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Ilex glabra /Inkberry

Ilex glabra  / Ilex glabra
Black fruit
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Black fruit

Black fruit is present in late autumn and winter

Foliage and berries in late autumn

This is a low-growing, compact Inkberry Holly, offered in the trade as Ilex glabra 'Compacta'

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Scientific Name: Ilex glabra
Common Name: Inkberry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Inkberry has upright oval growth habit, becoming spreading, suckering, leggy and forming large colonies as plants age. Easy to grow and can grow where it is too wet for most hollies. Insect and disease free. Should be more widely grown in landscapes which feature natives.