Inkberry 'Shamrock' Characteristics
Inkberry 'Shamrock' are dioecious shrubs, meaning that individual plants are either male or female. In order for the black berries to be produced, female plants much be pollinated by a nearby male plant.
The honey that bees produce using Inkberry pollen is highly coveted. Many bee keepers plant fields of Inkberry for valuable honey, making these an ideal choice for amateur bee keepers. Birds are attracted to the berries that are produced, so these shrubs can be a great addition to bird watching landscapes.
While few serious insect or diseases are common for Inkberry, Chlorosis is a serious threat. This is the yellowing of leaves that occur in soils that are too alkaline and can result in death.