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Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Sky Pencil Hollies planted as a small hedge in a formal landscape
Sky Pencil Hollies planted along a landscape border to make a unique hedge
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Planted Sky Pencil plant in the landscape against a deck, framing the stairs.
Sky Pencil Hollies planted as a small hedge in a formal landscape
Sky Pencil Hollies planted along a landscape border to make a unique hedge

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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Mature Height: 6-8' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart

Sky Pencil Japanese Holly Big

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Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

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FEATURES:

  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks due to the size of this plant

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Mature Height: 6-8' tall
  • Mature Width: 2-3' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart

Why plant Sky Pencil Japanese Holly Big?

Sleek and formal, the Sky Pencil Japanese Holly will have people raving over this columnar evergreen. This vertical holly can transform a blank space into an elegant area whether planted as an accent in a garden bed, in a container on the deck, and Sky Pencil is even ideal for use as a hedge! The best part of this unique columnar? This shrub's foliage lacks sharp points and edges, so there is not fear of accidently touching the leaves on this holly!

Japanese Hollies originiated from, you guessed it, Japan and also east Asia. Naturally, these hollies can be found in wet lowlands, thickets, and woods all over Japan's mountainous terrain. Sky Pencil is a cultivar of Japanes Hollies and has become quite popular with the public, so popular that Sky Pencil was Holly of the Year for 2004 through the Holly Society of America.

How to use Sky Pencil Japanese Holly Big in the landscape?

There is very little that Sky Pencil needs from you that you can just sit back and enjoy this holly. Naturally retaining it's upright, columnar shape without pruning, Sky Pencil makes a great hedge or focal point for formal gardens. Plant Sky Pencil in a favorite container or use as an accent where empty space lays dormant. The glossy foliage will stand out wherever it is planted.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 6-9

How To Plant Sky Pencil Japanese Holly Big

There isn't anything hard about growing this holly. Plant it in a container, and if you decide you want it in the landscape Sky Pencil is super easy to transplant. Tolerant of urban pollution and other urban conditions, this makes a great formal plant for urban landscapes. With a preference to be planted in clay, Sky Pencil can be planted in acidic, well-draining soil in full sun or part shade. Excessive heat and humidity may negatively impact Sky Pencil, so areas that see very hot conditions may not be ideal for this holly.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.


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