Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
More About Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'
- Extremely narrow, columnar form
- Dark green, glossy, evergreen foliage
- Greenish-white blooms
- Leaves lack sharp points
- Small, purple berries in the fall
- Needs a male pollinator
- Bloom Time: May to June
Japanese Holly Growing and Maintenance Tips
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade, in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed or colder locations.
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Landscape usesFoundation planting