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Densa Inkberry (3 of 11)

Ilex glabra 'Densa' – Densa Inkberry
Upright, native, evergreen holly that is tolerant of a wide range of conditions
Small, soft leaves resemble those of boxwood; 'Densa' has fuller foliage than species
Plant in wet to dry soil in full sun to partial shade
Female Cultivar: if pollinated bears sparse blue/black fruit in summer and fall
Pest resistant
Height: 8-10 feet; Width: to 8 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:
Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; avoid contact with salt; water if planted in dry soil; prune to keep in shape in spring; may suffer damage to foliage in severe winter; prone to breakage under heavy ice loads.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water if planted in dry soil; prune to keep in shape in spring; prone to breakage under heavy ice loads.
Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water if planted in dry soil; prune to keep in shape in spring; prone to breakage under heavy ice loads.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water if planted in dry soil; prune to keep in shape in spring.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again in spring; water if planted in dry soil; prune to keep in shape in spring.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after planting and again in spring; water if planted in dry soil; prune to keep in shape in spring.

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