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Sky Pencil Holly

ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

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Sky Pencil Holly

ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

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Easy Care
Ornamental Berries
Tolerates Acidic Soil

Botanical Name

ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

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If you have been on the search for a small tree to provide a strong vertical accent in your planting, look no further. If you want a screening row of plants that will fit into a very narrow space, you are on the right page. Sky Pencil Holly is the simple answer to these common but hard to solve garden problems. Most other types of holly buses have a rounded form and they will grow wide in time. Not the unique Sky Pencil Holly, that makes a wonderful and striking vertical accent in your landscape without needing any trimming at all. It will grow eight or ten feet tall and be just two or three feet wide – a real eye-catcher and a valuable way to create a screen in the narrowest places.

  • Easily grown in sun or shade
  • Great as a specimen or accent plant in any garden
  • Perfect narrow hedge for restricted spaces
  • Low-maintenance, no trimming needed to keep its form
  • Hardy and easy to grow

If you want to frame a doorway or mark special spots in the garden, this tree is the perfect accent plant. It needs no trimming to keep its neat, upright form, so just plant it, relax and enjoy. The rich dark, evergreen foliage is beautiful at all seasons. If you need a hedge or privacy screen in a very narrow spot, this is the ideal plant for that too. It will soon form a dense barrier while needing almost no room to grow – in full sun or moderate shade. It grows well in most kinds of soil and it is happy in all but the coldest and hottest parts of the country.