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Holly-Inkberry 'Gem Box' - 2 Gal.

$39.99

Ilex glabra 'Gem Box'

A great alternative to boxwood! This cool new dwarf, broadleaf evergreen looks more like a boxwood than an inkberry. A dense, ball-shaped plant, Gem Box ilex has small, dainty, dark green leaves with attractive red tips during the spring flush. It maintains good branching right to the ground so it never looks bare-legged like other cultivars may. It's great as a small evergreen hedge or used as a container specimen in milder climates.

Plant Details

Zone: 5 - 9

Mature Size: 24 - 36 in High x 24 - 36 in Wide

Current Size: 10-12''

Growing Tips

Prefers moist acidic soils. Good shade tolerance. Prune to shape in late winter. Apply an evergreen fertilizer in spring.

Sun Exposure: Partial Shade

Availability and quality confirmed as of Monday, March 30 2020

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

Below is the most current USDA hardiness zone map. All of our products can be found by your particular winter hardiness zone shown below.

 

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