Ilex – Strongbox®

Garden Height
24 - 36
Spacing
24 - 36
Spread
24 - 36
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Short
Flower Colors
White
Light Code
Y
Light Level
Sun
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Features:

  • Fun Facts

    The berries of inkberry holly were used by Civil War soldiers to make ink for their personal correspondance. 

  • Native to North America
  • Winter Interest
  • Foliage Interest

Maintenance Notes:

Little care is needed to enjoy Strongbox inkberry holly in your landscape. It has shallow roots, so a 2-3" layer of mulch is a good idea. If you wish to trim or prune it, do so in mid-late spring, after the new growth has emerged. 

Strongbox is a female variety and will develop black berries if a compatible male pollinator is planted in the vicinity. 

Uses Notes:

Plant Strongbox inkberry holly anywhere you'd use boxwood - as a hedge, edging, or specimen. Strongbox inkberry holly is a bit broader and less rounded than our other inkberry holly, Gem Box®.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Blooms On: Old Wood

Bloom Time: Spring

Hardiness Zones: 9b

Flower Form: Specimen or Focal Point

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