Photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

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)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds
Salt tolerant
Dwarf habit


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP30147 CPBRAF
Brand Proven Winners