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


The shipping in this secure shopping cart is automatically calculated, all shipping charges are double-checked by Steve to ensure accuracy. If there is any overcharges, which sometimes happen when ordering multiple trees, plants, stone and/or accessories, we will refund the difference once the order is packed and shipped

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Janit at, or call 206-352-0494 and leave a message if we miss you. We are a micro business and don't have a receptionist.

We can only ship plants to the lower 48 States and Alaska. We are certified by the USDA.

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From Irene in PA:

“Hello Janit and Steve! I just received my order today and everything was in great shape. Steve did a fine job at packing, thank you!"