Sky Pencil Holly

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  • Zones 6 - 9
  • Height 6 - 8 Feet
  • Spread 2 - 3 Feet

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly, Ilex crenata ‘Sky Pencil’, is a low maintenance evergreen shrub, with a narrow, columnar form. Works well for tight spaces. Can be pruned to emphasize its columnar form for a more formal look. Uses for this versatile shrub includes container plantings, privacy screen or accent plant. Works well as a formal hedge where there is limited space. Leaves are more like boxwood than more traditional hollies.

Sky Pencil Holly Care

Plant in well drained soil and water regularly to establish and then weekly or more often during periods of drought or extreme heat.

Sky Pencil Holly Spacing

Space 3 to 4 feet apart. For a formal hedge, plant 2 ½ to 3 feet apart, measure from the center of each plant.

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): n/a
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 6-8 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Compact
Watering: Medium
Features: Vertical Accent Plant
Scientific Name: Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
Common Name: Sky Pencil Japanese Holly

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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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

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

Time of Order:

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.

7 Reviews - Sky Pencil Holly Show Reviews

  • 5
    Sky pencil...

    Posted by matt fisher on Apr 14th 2022

    The plants are great. The service was fantastic

  • 5
    Sky Pencil...

    Posted by Nicholas Patrinos on Nov 15th 2020

    Just love these plants. They are so unique. Great service and fast. Thank you!

  • 1

    Posted by Mad Customer on Mar 20th 2019

    I ordered 3 of these to go around our hot tub for privacy. Not only were these plants shorter than the hottub, but 3 plants isn't even going to be close to enough! I'm not happy at all!

  • 5
    living fence

    Posted by Mr Rogers on Mar 20th 2019

    I emailed in to ask what would make a great living fence and also work during the winter. the owners suggested I try planting these because they aren't very wide, but they are tall and don't lose leaves in the winter. very happy with the customer service (I heard back after like 2 hours) and the plants were shipped out in a reasonable time and in great shape. somewhat shorter than I was hoping, but overall I'm pretty happy.

  • 5

    Posted by Rachel on Nov 3rd 2018

    wanted to create a modern looking space in my backyard, and these were exactly what I was looking for!

  • 4

    Posted by Mike Sell on Oct 4th 2017

    Bought these because I didn't have a lot of space, and it is going to work out perfectly I think. Can't comment further, as I just planted them yesterday. They arrived in good shape though, besides a few broken branches from shipping. The box was in pretty rough shape, but the plant came from Fedex mostly OK. But that's why I'm only rating this a 4 instead of a 5.

  • 4
    Sky Pen

    Posted by JillOH on Jul 26th 2017

    I have a couple of these around my house and they look great.