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Inkberry, Nigra

Ilex glabra (Inkberry, Nigra)
Nigra Inkberry Holly

Ilex glabra 'Nigra'

Nigra Inkberry is a compact growing form of the native Inkberry that has large and thick green leaves with small white flowers in the spring followed by a black berry in the fall which persists through much of the winter. Nigra Inkberry is a good choice for use as a large foundation plant, mass plantings, and in the shrub border.

Native cultivar
Thick, dark green leaves
Good leaf retention


5-6 ft



4-5 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone 4 to 10

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