Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’

('Sky Pencil', Japanese Holly)


$29.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Sky Pencil’ is an exceedingly narrow, fastigiate form which grows somewhat slowly in a vertical, pencil-like column to 10′ tall but only 2-3′ wide. A typical 4-6′ tall specimen may only be 10-12" wide. ‘Sky Pencil’ is an introduction of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils ranging from moist to dry and from sand to clay. Prefers light, moist, acidic soils with good drainage. Established plants have some tolerance for drought. Plants may struggle with the heat and humidity of summers in the deep South in USDA Zones 8-9. Plants are dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants), so both male and female plants must be present in order for the female plant to be pollinated and produce fruit.

Additional information

Common Name

'Sky Pencil', Japanese Holly

Botanical Name

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

8 ft.

Width

2 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

Black

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