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Ilex crenata (Fastigiata Group) 'Sky Pencil' (Box-leaved holly 'Sky Pencil')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ilex crenata (Fastigiata Group) 'Sky Pencil'

Other names

Box-leaved holly 'Sky Pencil'

Genus

Ilex Ilex

Variety or Cultivar

'Sky Pencil' _ 'Sky Pencil' is a narrowly columnar, female, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and inconspicuous, white flowers in summer followed by spherical, black fruit.


Ilex crenata (Fastigiata Group) 'Sky Pencil' is: Evergreen

Habit

Narrowly columnar

Toxicity

Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects

Holly leaf blight Holly leaf blight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or trim informal hedges in early spring. Trim formal hedges in late summer.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ilex crenata (Fastigiata Group) 'Sky Pencil' (Box-leaved holly 'Sky Pencil') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Resistant to pollution, Low Maintenance, Hedging/Screens, Ground Cover, Cottage/Informal, Architectural, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Planting is best done in late winter or early spring. Will not tolerate drought or waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Ilex crenata (Fastigiata Group) 'Sky Pencil'

Other names

Box-leaved holly 'Sky Pencil'

Genus

Ilex Ilex

Variety or Cultivar

'Sky Pencil' _ 'Sky Pencil' is a narrowly columnar, female, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, ovate to elliptic, dark green leaves and inconspicuous, white flowers in summer followed by spherical, black fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Narrowly columnar

Toxicity

Berries may cause discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf-mining sawflies , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Holly leaf blight

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or trim informal hedges in early spring. Trim formal hedges in late summer.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ilex crenata (Fastigiata Group) 'Sky Pencil' (Box-leaved holly 'Sky Pencil') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 0.9m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Resistant to pollution, Low Maintenance, Hedging/Screens, Ground Cover, Cottage/Informal, Architectural, Specimen tree

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Planting is best done in late winter or early spring. Will not tolerate drought or waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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