Scientific Name: Ilex glabra cvs. Form: Oval - horizontal, Round
Common Name:inkberry Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:AquifoliaceaeHabit: Dense, Twiggy, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Lustrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Oblanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, White, May- Jun
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Oct- Sep, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Sheared hedge, Group or mass planting, Screening, Filler, Erosion control, Attract birds, Winter interest, Wetland - bogs, Waterside planting, Container planting, Perennial border, Hedge row
Key ID Features:Small, evergreen shrub; leaves alternate, elliptic to obovate with 4 small marginal teeth towards the apex and one at the tip, up to 4 cm long; flowers small, wihte, with (5-)6-7(-8) petals; fruit black, berry-like, persistent, up to 1 cm round.