Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Ilex glabra


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Partial Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies

Ilex glabra 'Nigra' (Aquifoliaceae)
(EYE-lex GLA-bra)
Inkberry Holly

Well-drained or poorly drained? Full sun or shade? This tough-as-nails, evergreen native appears to take it all. Inkberry is an excellent candidate for those tough-to-landscape situations, where the list of appropriate plants is sparse at best. It also works well as a hedge. Lustrous, small round leaves; small white flowers in spring followed by black drupes. More compact than the species, with dense foliage to the ground and good berry set. ‘Nigra’ was selected as the best of many Inkberry selections in the trial gardens at the University of Georgia.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 5-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $20
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