- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 5 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
This compact Holly is the border plant you’ve been searching for. Shamrock Holly, Ilex glabra 'Shamrock, develops bright green new foliage in the spring. Its rich green mature foliage is accented by black berries all winter. It is very adaptable and easy to care for.
New foliage starts growing in the spring and is bright green. Mature foliage is a luscious green and in the winter, it is paired with black berries. It has a dense rounded growing habit and will reach a height of up to five feet tall and wide. This dwarf evergreen is bird friendly and has year round interest. Use for planning your hedges or as a border plant. It does well when used for foundation planting and will thrive when mass planted.
Shamrock Inkberry Holly Care
The Shamrock Inkberry Holly will require a male inkberry to produce berries. Plant in full sun to part sun. Water needs are average. It can tolerate all soil types and various moisture levels. Soil should be well drained for best results. During the first season, water regularly and deep. Once established, it is drought tolerant. Fertilizer should be applied in the spring before new growth starts to appear. Pruning is not necessary but can be trimmed to shape.
Shamrock Inkberry Holly Spacing
The Shamrock Inkberry Holly needs proper space to develop a strong root system. Spacing should be at least three feet center on center especially in uses for border plants, hedges, or near other plants.
Shamrock Inkberry Holly Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
|Mature Spread: 3 - 5 Feet
|Spacing: 3 - 5 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Insignificant
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Winter black berries
|Tolerates: Rabbit, erosion, wet soil, air pollution
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Shamrock Inkberry Holly
|Other Name(s): Shamrock Inkberry Holly
|Scientific Name: Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'
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.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.