Inkberry Holly 'Compactus' Characteristics
Inkberry Holly 'Shamrock' are medium sized shrubs, growing up to 4'. The green and glossy leaves may remain evergreen if temperatures do not plummet below zero often. Some pruning may be required to remove dead branches. To maintain as a hedge, more pruning is required.
Serious diseases or pests are uncommon. Leaf spot and spider mites may appear in dry conditions. Soils should be of low pH to maintain the vibrant green leaves.
Birds are particularly attracted to the berries that grow on pollinated female plants. These are wonderful options for pollinator gardens, as honey made from Inkberry blooms is highly coveted.