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Shamrock Inkberry Holly

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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.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

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.