Holly, Inkberry 'Gem Box'

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A cool new dwarf, broadleaf evergreen that looks more like a boxwood than an inkberry. A dense, ball-shaped plant with small, dainty, dark green leaves and attractive red tips during the spring flush. It maintains good branching right to the ground so it never looks bare-legged like other cultivars may.

Plant Details


Latin Name:
Ilex glabra 'Gem Box'
Plant Type:
Evergreen Shrub
Care :
Prefers average to moist, well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system. Evergreens prefer an acidic fertilizer.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun
Mounded habit.
Plant Height:
24-36 Inches
Plant Width:
24-36 Inches
Dark green glossy leaves
Inconspicuous tiny white flowers; showy black berries in fall. Berries are NOT edible.
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Special Features:
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Tolerant of Wet Locations
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Urban Tolerant