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2.5 Gal - Sky Pencil Japanese Holly(Ilex), Live Plant, Upright Growth Habit

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  • Approx. 24-36 inches tall
  • Vertical and uniform growth habit evergreen shrub
  • Plant in Sun to Part Shade : Water regularly until established
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Product Details

Sky Pencil Holly has dense dark green foliage and a vertical growth habit that can bring vertical interest to your landscape. This evergreen will tolerate pollution, so it would even make a good addition to an urban landscape. Great for a hedge, specimen, privacy screen, container, entry way accent and Zen/contemporary garden.
  • Zone 5-9
  • Full sun to part shade
  • Fertilize in spring with slow-release granular fertilizer
  • Plant in well-drained garden soil
  • Water frequently until established, then water as needed
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Questions & Answers

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Q:The zone info on the website for this Sky Pencil Holly says 5, but I just received my tree and the attached tag states zone 6. Is this tree for zone 5 or 6?
by|Apr 4, 2022
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A:  USDA Hardiness Zones recommend Sky Pencil Holly or Illex crenata be planted in Zones 6 to 9. Hope this helps.

by|Apr 6, 2022
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    Q:Do sky pencil hooly trees come with a 1 yr warranty?
    by|May 27, 2021
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    A:  No

    by|May 27, 2021

    A:  They do! All plants from Home Depot have a one year warranty.

    by|Jul 23, 2021
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      Q:How tall will these grow to be? 6' to 8'?
      by|Apr 4, 2021
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      A:  5 to 6 feet in our garden.

      by|Apr 5, 2021
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        Q:What s the ideal container size for this plant? I am looking to add privacy to my deck.
        by|Aug 8, 2020
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        A:  You need the largest one. The 2-3 gallons are too small and too short.

        by|Aug 9, 2020
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          Customer Reviews

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          Plants came healthy
          Personally, I enjoy buying the plants at the HD nursery, unfortunately there wasn’t any available. Took a chance online and am very pleased w/the delivery and how well the plants look from the package. Both plants had a plastic cover for the base and to help contain the soil. Soil was still moist, and the sky pencils look great.
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            6 out 8 died over the winter
            purchased online. Delivered by UPS on a hot day last July and left on driveway in full sun. Planted that evening. Plants did very well last summer through winter, green leaves. Spring arrived and 6 out of the 8 died, brown leaves falling off. The return policy, fertilizer must be purchased at same time for a warranty. was never suggested at check out. Go local, same pricing in season and better warranty on plants. 3 other Sky Pencil Japanese Holly ( from local nursery ) are doing very well
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              Looks great growing good!
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              Received not as spec out and paid more money than actual plant in store .
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                This Japanese Holly is an attractive evergreen shrubbery that is ideal for bed planting. It is d...
                This Japanese Holly is an attractive evergreen shrubbery that is ideal for bed planting. It is deer resistant and drought resistant, 2 important factors here. It comes securely packaged and shipped in a protective box, with a plastic bag around the pot to contain any spillage. It has small fragrant flowers that attract bees, and grows slowly. It can be pruned aggressively to control size. It looks great!
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                This Japanese holly “sky pencil” plant arrived in great condition (see picture), and the plant wa...
                This Japanese holly “sky pencil” plant arrived in great condition (see picture), and the plant was nicely placed in its container with plenty of soil. Most impressive was the fact it was not a root-bound plant, so you could tell right away that the nursery supplying this plant did a great job in properly growing and packing the plant for transportation (sturdy box and well-marked – see pictures). As you can see from the pictures, the plant was green and healthy with a good root system. I would definitely order plants this way again due to the great condition of this plant. I highly recommend it!
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                Thanks for asking - well they appear to be slowly...
                Thanks for asking - well they appear to be slowly turning brown even though I planted them the moment they arrived and have been watering daily. I think the sun is too hot where I planted them for privacy or I planted too late in the season. Its hot out here in Trabuco Canyon!
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                Love my Sky Pencil Bush
                This bush arrived on time and in perfect condition. Thank you...saved me from driving all over looking for it.
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                beautiful plant, arrived quickly and in good condition....
                beautiful plant, arrived quickly and in good condition.
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                Hardiness Zone5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
                Additional CharacteristicsDeer ResistantLow MaintenanceNone ListedInsect Resistant,Low Maintenance
                Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreenEvergreenDeciduousEvergreen
                Common Name FamilyHollyArborvitaeBarberryHolly
                Water RequirementsTwice a weekWhen soil is dryWhen soil is dryOnce a week
                Bloom SeasonNo BlossomsNo BlossomsNo BlossomsNo Blossoms
                Mature Height (in.)96 in.60 in.48 in.144 in.
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