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Nordic Inkberry

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The Inkberry 'Nordic Compact', Ilex glabra 'Chamzin', is an outstanding, carefree, and compact shrub that matures at 3 to 4 feet high and wide.

The evergreen leaves are a deep lustrous green and glisten in sunlight. It is excellent for foundation, hedges, masses, and as an accent plant. It is best to follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.

Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.

'Nordic Compact' is well suited to low hedges, but single specimens can also be sheared for topiary-like precision form. Because of wind resistance, it makes an excellent choice that helps with snow drift.

This Inkberry prefers moist, well-drained, slightly-acidic soils, rich in organic matter. It is tolerant of continually wet soils and can be easily pruned to maintain size and shape.

The Nordic is a male plant so it does not produce fruit. This plant is tolerant of poorly drained soils.


Nordic Inkberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ilex glabra 'Chamzin'
Foliage Deep Green
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Spread 3-4 feet
Soil Type Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Flower Color White