Sky Pencil Japanese Holly - Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Regular price $15.99

The Japanese Holly Sky Pencil is a trusted miniature garden tree with a tall, column shape to add height to your miniature garden scene. The tiny leaves stay in scale and when the Sky Pencil is situated and growing, the cutest little flowers appear in late spring, followed by green, inedible berries that slowly turn to black. 

Can be pruned to slow down the growth rate. Snip just above a set of leaves to hide the cut mark. 

  • Lovely column of green
  • Can be pruned easily
  • Leaves are about 3/8" long
  • Grows about 3" to 6" per year
  • Produces tiny white flowers in the summer
  • Zone 5 - 7, or hardy to -20F
  • Heat zones 7-5
  • Full sun with damp soil or part shade 
  • Regular water
  • Fertilize after 2 years if planted in a container
  • An outdoor plant
  • Comes in a 4” diameter pot


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