Fertilize in spring with a fertilizer such as Holly-Tone.
When properly pruned, inkberry can make a nice foundation plant or short hedge, but is best used in native screens and rain gardens, where it can be left to grow naturally with little intervention needed from the gardener.
Use sharp hand clippers to lightly trim an inkberry bush to shape and to control its size before it begins to grow again in late winter or early spring. The top of the shrub should be narrower than Missing: Norfolk MA. Inkberry (Ilex glabra) gardens or riparian areas. Periodic pruning is recommended to lower Photo: CZM Inkberry is a long-living, evergreen shrub that typically grows from 6 to 12 feet high.
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Don't be afraid to take your leggy, poorly pruned or too large inkberry down all the way to the ground. The plant is semi-stoloniferous, meaning it grows up from rhizomes and horizontal stems close Missing: Norfolk MA. Sep 21, Inkberry (Ilex glabra) is an evergreen shrub in the holly family. With inkberry, it’s best to prune during the winter when the shrub is dormant. Prune broken, wilted or diseased limbs as they occur.
Make an angled cut at least 6 inch from the break or into healthy wood; the cut could also made just above ground shrubfall.clubg: Norfolk MA.
You can prune it either way, depending on the look you want--natural or a sheared hedge. Best time to prune most flowering shrubs is right after they bloom but it doesn't really matter. I prune these around the 4th of July because that's when they've done most of their growing for the shrubfall.clubg: Norfolk MA. Inkberry (Ilex glabra) is a long-living, evergreen shrub that typically grows from 6 to 12 feet high.
It has dark green, leathery leaves; small, inconspicuous, greenish-white flowers that bloom March through June; and small, black-blue fruit that appears September through October and persists into the following spring (both male and female. May 17, This inkberry holly is native to the northeast, but unlike the larger cultivars this one stays small.
Gem Box inkberry holly makes a good substitute for boxwood. It can be sheared to make a more formal shape, or left to be a bit looser as desired. Plant inkberry in full sun to part-shade locations. One of my favorite short plants for full to Missing: Norfolk MA.