Sky Pencil Holly

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

UPDATE: This was clearly going to be outcompeted and shaded by it’s neighbors, so I cut it back and planted it in a cedar planter on the lower deck. It’s placed to conveniently catch the drip irrigation overflow from the overhead hanging basket.

I felt like the north side fence plantings could use a little structure so opted for this tall skinny shrub to fill the gap between a slow growing beech and our coral bark maple. It’s pretty small so far and possibly more shaded than it would prefer (it’s a full sun plant in a part sun spot) so we’ll see how it goes!

    • Light Requirement

    Nursery Tag

    6 x 8 feet by 2 feet wide. Evergreen zones 5-8

    Gardener's Log

    10/2020: Planted 1 gallon specimen between coral bark maple and tricolor beech

    08/2021: Moved it into a cedar planter on the lower deck


    sky pencil holly photo

    Photo by F. D. Richards

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