Sky Pencil Holly
The Sky Pencil Holly is a great privacy and ornamental tree. Upwards-pointing branches have given the tree its name, as it appears the tree is a pencil standing on its eraser. The Sky Pencil Holly grows quickly and to extraordinary heights. Gardeners who have been looking for a tall tree that is still small enough to fit into tight spaces should consider the Sky Pencil Holly. This tree is over 8 feet tall and only 2 feet wide, making it the perfect fit for tight garden corners or smaller yards. When planted in a row, the Sky Pencil Holly makes a wonderful privacy or wind screen. Plant several along a yard perimeter or as border plants in an intricate garden. The height of this tree and its unique branching structure make it a popular accent tree as well. Plant your ornamental where its height and beauty can be appreciated.
The Sky Pencil Holly reaches between 6 to 10 feet in height. For a Japanese Holly, these specimens grow relatively quickly. Expect between 6 inches to 2 feet of growth every season. The variability in growth rate is largely due to divergent growing conditions. Remember, the proper planting, sunlight exposure, watering schedule, and daily care of the Sky Pencil Holly will greatly affects its annual growth rate.
The popular Sky Pencil Holly is becoming a dominant tree in the privacy tree market. Its vertical height matched with its narrow width makes it the best fit for narrow corners or tight garden spots. Many gardeners love using the tree to line a property perimeter. Privacy screens surrounding pools, patios, decks, and the backyard have all been created with the Sky Pencil Holly. The slender, tall elegance of the Sky Pencil Holly also adds a majestic touch to the screen, reminding observers of the Cypress. Yet this Japanese Holly does not have spindle-like needles, though it is an evergreen.
In addition to its privacy screen potential, the Sky Pencil Holly is also a cornerstone of the ornamental garden. Vertical height is this tree’s strength, elevating far and above its garden neighbors. Experienced landscapers will use this Holly to either provide a garden focal point or to draw attention to varying levels. The Sky Pencil Holly’s small root system also helps it perform this duty. Small roots will not tangle unduly with nearby plants, allowing this Holly to be planted in close proximity to a variety of plants.
When mature, the Sky Pencil Holly will reach between 8 and 10 feet high, though gardeners have reported an even larger range between 6 and 12 feet. The width of the Sky Pencil Holly typically only extends out about 2 feet.
Caution! Not all Sky Pencil Hollies are the same. Watch out for bare-rooted plants grown from branch cuttings, which will not develop into quality trees. In addition, many nurseries will replace the Sky Pencil Holly with poorer varieties in an attempt to cut costs. Even worse, many of these replacement varieties will lack the very qualities that make the Sky Pencil Holly great!
The Tree Center offers the proper care and growth of high quality Sky Pencil Holly trees, cultivated with the superior training and dedication young Sky Pencil Holly saplings need in order to deliver the outstanding growth, height, and privacy for which they are revered. Be sure to buy a Sky Pencil Holly from a reputably nursery, such as The Tree Center. Low prices and high quality trees are just a click away!
Sky Pencil Hollies can grow in both full sun or partial shade, so they are adaptable to a wide variety of areas. Find an area in a proper sunlight exposure region and dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball of the Sky Pencil Holly. The hole should allow the root ball of the tree to extend out about one inch from the soil. This will provide the tree room to settle over time. Plant the tree, backfilling with soil and water. Use mulch to ensure better water conservation.
If you are planting the Sky Pencil Holly as a privacy screen, simply plant each specimen in holes between 1 and 2 feet apart, creating a row of Sky Pencil Hollies.
Sky Pencil Hollies grow well in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9. They prefer well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Consider having your soil tested to ensure proper growth for the Holly.
Few special considerations need to be taken when endeavoring to plant a Sky Pencil Holly. An adaptable plant, the Sky Pencil Holly can handle heavy sun exposure. If you are planting your Sky Pencil Holly in a drought-prone area, be sure to water carefully and consider partial shade if the tree is going to receive over 8 hours of sunlight a day. Do not worry about pruning the tree – it will grow just fine with little trimming maintenance. You can choose to trim the Sky Pencil Holly though for aesthetic purposes.
Visit The Tree Center for a wide range of Sky Pencil Hollies. We offer various sizes. Get the best of the breed by buying your Sky Pencil Holly from us today. But act now because The Tree Center’s stock is always changing. This Holly is a popular privacy tree and ornamental plant. Supplies are limited. Order your specimen from The Tree Center today!