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Densa Inkberry

American Beauties Native Plants

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$59.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

The Densa inkberry creates a steadfast year-round display or hedge with its glossy green foliage. Unlike some other types of inkberries, the Densa does not have a tendency to lose lower leaves and then have a bare-looking base. A female cultivar of the Ilex glabra species, the Dansa has a rounded, compact form and has good branching even at ground level. Few plants rival the Densa inkberry as a compact privacy screen option.

As a slow-growing, dense evergreen with a tendency to sucker, the Densa inkberry is very well suited to use as a foundation or hedge plant. This plant is easy to care for and can be pruned to any desired shape or size. Densa inkberry can even grow in suitably large containers. It is a cultivar of a plant native to the eastern United States. Inconspicuous white flowers make way for small black berries that attract birds. 

Densa Inkberry Care

The Densa inkberry can tolerate a few hours of shade daily but otherwise enjoys sites with full sun. It prefers slightly acidic, moist soils but performs well in a range of soil types and under varied conditions, including places prone to salt exposure. Plan to water the inkberry regularly during hot, dray weather and mulch around it to help conserve soil moisture.  An ability to tolerate poorly-drained soils makes the Densa inkberry a good alternative to boxwoods for these sites.   Feed the inkberry with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer annually in spring before new growth emerges to encourage vigor.

Prune the Densa inkberry annually in early summer when new growth has hardened off. You can use hedge trimmers to shape the plant and selectively cut back a portion of the oldest branches to open up the canopy of the plant.

Densa Inkberry Spacing

The Densa inkberry grows four to six feet tall with a similar spread, although it can get bigger with space and no pruning. Space plants four feet apart to form a hedge or give them five feet or more of space if using them as individual specimens.

Densa Inkberry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Common Name: Densa Inkberry
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: ILEX GLABRA `DENSA`
SKU:
1231003590-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

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