The Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil', Sky Pencil Holly or also commonly known as the Japanese Holly is a narrow, dense, multi-branched, columnar growing evergreen. The leaves are a glossy dark green that lack those pointed edges typical of holly's. Blooms in late spring small inconspicuous white flowers that attract pollinators.
As an all female species, does require a male species nearby for cross pollination in order to produce the dark purple fruit in autumn that attract birds.
Full sun to partial sun.
Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.
Drought tolerant once established.
White flowers, non-fragrant
Sky Pencil Holly