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Ilex crenata 'Sky pencil'

Ilex crenata 'Sky pencil'
Common name columnar japanese holly
Family aquifoliaceae
Life cycle evergreen shrub (Z6-9)
Flowers small cream (late spring)
Size to 6-10' high, 18" wide
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

Shiny dark green leaves all year on a narrowly upright frame. Ours is still young, but we intend for it to be a focal point in our front-yard lane. Although the small creamy flowers in June are easy to miss, the black berries in fall have some ornamental value.

Ilex crenata 'Sky pencil' berries
Ilex crenata 'Sky pencil'

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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