Leathery foliage and glossy green leaves on a compact, informal shrub! Inkberry Holly (Ilex glabra 'Densa')! Mid-sized evergreen has lighter green foliage that looks handsome and invigorating year-round.
Densa is a female cultivar that is an easy-care plant, grown for lustrous foliage, tiny white flowers, and winter berries that are black as ink!
Maintaining good branching right to the ground, Inkberry Holly always looks refined and full! Prune to any shape or size, these wonderfully rounded shrubs always look divine. Reaching a modest 8-10 height and slightly smaller spread.
Growing with broad, upright branches, the glossy, lance-shaped leaves offer year-round sublime-green sheen. Plus, a high-style look to your garden beds or borders, without the price tag!
Ilex remains neat and tidy, and you'll love using the mounded structural accent in just about any garden design!
Densa brings sublime quality to containers and planters! Try them in large pots along your paths for height, or flanking the start of a garden room. Stand a pair of lovely sentries at your entry to welcome visitors year-round.
Working as backdrops in Formal beds as well as informal Cottage gardens! Evergreen shrubs are always amazing facer plantings to hide the bare legs of your larger trees and shrubs!
Fringe a ring of these around your fire-pits, pergolas or garden swing to create a private outdoor space you can’t wait to get lost in! Thick privacy and relaxing textures whisk the rest of the world away.
Give your garden spaces the spa treatment by adding dense privacy and seclusion with these soothing plants around your seating areas or meditation spots.
The 4 season greenery makes Inkberry fantastic foundation plantings and anchors to other garden beds. Adding an amazing high-style touch to your landscape without all the work!
Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of these jewel-tone shrubs around a focal point, your garden seating or to highlight an urn or sculpture!
Try a staggered zig-zag to create a mass planting on a slope or large bare patch for erosion control and fill hard-to-mow areas in greenery!
These plants will grow together to create a low-maintenance groundcover on slopes and to soften retaining walls. Form hedges and property definition, or line formal walkways and paths with verdant color all year!
Densa Inkberry Holly tolerates a few hours of shade a day, m aking them versatile for under ornamental trees, patios, and foundations. It really shines in full sun all day long!
Inkberry are excellent alternatives to Boxwood especially in areas without well-drained soils. This native plant will appreciate regular water, so a generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Not particular about soil type, Inkberry are hardy compact plants in growing zones 4 through 9. Just be sure these don't dry out! Preferring slightly acidic soil. Best time to prune is in late winter or early spring.
All landscapes benefit from a strong, architectural anchor, such as the refined Densa Inkberry Holly! Order enough to complete your project from Nature Hills Nursery today!
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ilex glabra 'Densa'|
|Mature Height||8 Foot|
|Mature Spread||8 Foot|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Adaptable to Most Soils|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|
|Photos courtesy of||Spring Meadows - www.springmeadows.com|