- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
With its small, yet pyramidal and upright form, the Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly is perfect for adding structure and height to the garden. Being an evergreen, it holds on to its attractive dark green and glossy foliage all year round and provides interest, even in a winter garden. The Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly grows to just 4 to 6 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide and is the first holly with a pyramidal form. This Ilex glabra is a male cultivar that will help pollinate female types like Gem Box® and Strongbox® hollies grown nearby.
This Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly is easy to grow and is a low-maintenance shrub. As a deer-resistant inkberry, it is ideal for growing in both rural and urban landscapes. Native to North America, this shrub is suitable for growing in USDA zones 5 through 9. Whether used as a focal point in beds or borders, grown to form a small hedge, or planted in a container, it will add interest all year long.
Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly Care
The Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly grows best in full sun to partial shade. When it comes to planting, this inkberry holly prefers slightly acidic, fertile soil that is moist; it can even cope with wet soils. Hence, it is not surprising that regular watering is required, especially while it is getting established. To encourage fresh new growth and to keep the soil acidic, an ericaceous plant fertilizer can be applied in spring.
Being low maintenance, Squeeze Box™ requires minimal or no pruning. However, you can lightly shape this inkberry in early spring if desired. To help conserve moisture, an annual mulch of coniferous bark can be applied around the base of the tree in spring. When container grown, more frequent watering will be necessary than when grown directly in the ground.
Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly Spacing
With a spread of around 2 to 3 feet over time, this shrub can be planted out at a spacing of 2 to 4 feet depending on how closely they are to knit together over time. If grown in a container, annual repotting is advisable to accommodate its height and root ball size until mature.
Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Squeeze Box™ Inkberry Holly|
|Other Name(s): SQUEEZE BOX™ Inkberry Holly|
|Scientific Name: Ilex glabra 'SMNIGLA' PPAF; CBRAF|
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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- 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.