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Unique Evergreen with Dramatic Flair

The Sky Pencil Holly, Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil', is an evergreen Holly cultivar.  It would be a great way to give some vertical definition to your perennial bed, or use a couple as container plants on your patio for some decorative flair.

No matter how small your yard, or how little planting space is available, there’s always room for a Sky Pencil Holly! 

Just as the name implies, the Sky Pencil Japanese Holly grows pencil-thin, up into the sky.  The effect is dramatic, and sure to turn heads wherever you plant one.  It grows to 8 feet tall, but only 2-3 feet wide, creating a tight, column effect. 

The 1-inch long, dark green elliptic leaves fill out the branches nicely.  Small greenish-white flowers appear in spring and later develop into ¼-inch purple berries. 

Butterflies and bees will love the spring flowers and your birds are sure to gobble up the fall fruit. 

Your Sky Pencil Holly is truly a one-of-a-kind plant and a must-have for any discriminating gardener.  Its evergreen nature and unique growth pattern makes it arresting in any landscape and any season, and it’s not even difficult to nurture. 

The Sky Pencil Holly will grow in sun or partial shade, transplants easily and requires no pruning to maintain its remarkable shape.  However, it does adapt well to an occasional trim should you prefer to manage its size. 

If you’re looking for something different that will stand out in your landscape, then the Sky Pencil Holly is for you.  A non-traditional Holly with extraordinary features, the Sky Pencil is sure to bring beauty to your yard in every season and for years to come.

* Narrow Columnar Form
* Berries Attract Birds
* Evergreen


Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sky Pencil Holly Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
Foliage Dark Green
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen