CRCCD – Inkberry ‘Compacta’

SKU: CRCCD-INK-Comp Category:


Ilex glabra ‘Compacta’


Soil:  Acidic, Well-drained
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Moisture:  Average to Moist
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet
Plant Width:  4 to 6 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for massing, borders, informal hedges, foundation plantings, naturalized areas in moist woodland gardens and along streams and ponds, and in rain gardens.  Good CT native substitute for boxwood in wet soils.

Easy-to-grow, compact evergreen holly with glossy, dark green leaves that fade to olive green in winter.  Inconspicuous greenish-white flowers bloom in spring.  ‘Compacta’ is a female cultivar.  If pollinated, flowers give way to black, berry-like fruits that persist through winter and are attractive to birds.  Susceptible to yellowing of leaves in high pH (alkaline) soils.  Tolerates wet soil, shade, salt, and rejuvenation pruning to lower height.  Attracts songbirds and native bees.

2 gallon pot