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PlantFiles: Inkberry, Gallberry
Ilex glabra

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Family: Aquifoliaceae (a-kwee-foh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ilex (EYE-leks) (Info)
Species: glabra (GLAY-bruh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Rickwebb On Aug 27, 2014, Rickwebb from Downingtown, PA wrote:

I have seen the straight, wild species growing along the banks and above the banks in the acid, sandy soil of southern New Jersey. It is a pretty native plant that grows wild along the Atlantic Coast from NY down thru FL and west along the Gulf of Mexico into LA. A number of cultivars are planted a good amount in the landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic. I even planted one bought from Frank's Nursery in northern Illinois in the 1990's, though not well know there or other Midwestern areas. Nice, soft plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oldsmar, Florida
Chatsworth, New Jersey
Charlotte, North Carolina



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