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Inkberry, Shamrock

Ilex glabra (Inkberry, Shamrock)
Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' Shamrock Inkberry 3 gallon

Ilex glabra 'Shamrock'

Shamrock Inkberry is a cultivar of our native Ilex glabra. It is a compact form with lustrous, deep green leaves with the new leaves emerging bright green above the older, darker green foliage. This plant is a good multi-purpose plant for hedges, mass planting, foundations, and use as a specimen.

Evergreen
Native cultivar
Multi-purpose

Height

3-5 Feet

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Spread

3-5 Feet


Interesting Notes

Discovered from a block of seedlings by John Tankard of Tankard Nursery in Exmore, VA in 1977


USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Mass Planting
Screen Planting
Specimen
Evergreen
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
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