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Ilex glabra 'Strongbox' (Inkberry Holly)

This dense, broadleaf evergreen sports small, delicate, shiny deep green leaves with tips that turn an attractive shade of red during spring. Ideal for use as hedging or as a container plant. Will produce black berries if there is a male pollinator planted close by. Makes a suitable substitute for boxwood. Fast growth rate.

2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Dwarf habit
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Attracts birds


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PPAF, CPBRAF
Brand Proven Winners

(Forever™ Series) Clump-forming bright plum purple leaves with black veining grow below tall stems with small white and pink bell-shaped flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant

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Rounded clumps of densely branched tiny white blooms form a charmingly delicate compact mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to fall
2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts bees and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Steel blue foliage, yellow in fall, blooms late summer to early fall, moderate growth rate, 4-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide, full sun.

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White, waxy, nodding, bell-shaped flowers bloom above foliage of glossy dark green leaves followed by bright red berries and forms an attractive groundcover. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
0.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Bright chartreuse foliage all year long. Compact, globe shaped evergreen. Burn resistant, and no pruning is required. Ideal for small gardens, containers, or mass planting. 12-18″ tall x 12-18″ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.

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