Ilex glabra 'Nigra'

Inkberry Holly

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Normally slow, but fast from sucker shoots.
Mature Height - 6-8'
Mature Width - 8-10'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - 6 creamy petals, opening late spring. Male flowers borne 3+ together on a slender stalk, female flowers solitary.
Fruit - Berry-like drupe, purplish red changing to black, 0.25" diamter with 5-7 pyrenes. September-May of the following year.
Leaf -
Fall Color -
Bark - Slender, green, powdery, pubescent at first, finally glabrous.
Other Features - Excellent for foundation, accent plant, or hedge plantings. Spreads by underground stems, and is the only holly to sucker in this manner. Amazingly adaptable.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, acid soils and withstands heavy pruning. Avoid extremely high pH soils. Best in full sun with moist soil, but tolerates shade.
Native Habitat - Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Missouri, Mississippi, and Texas.
Diseases and Insects - Seems to be quite free of problems.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Holly.
- Other plants of the family Aquifoliaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Ilex.
- Other plants of the species Ilex glabra.