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Customer Reviews for Baucom's 3 Gal. Sky Pencil Holly Shrub

Internet #312451236

Model #14825

Store SKU #1000003523

  • Low maintenance Holly with green foliage from Spring to Fall
  • Plant evergreen perennial in full sun; deer resistant
  • Ships at 20 in. and can grow up to 9 ft. when mature

Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
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  • 70% recommend this product
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Plant arrived healthy and beautiful but was absolutely NOT THE SIZE DESCRIBED! Well pkg'd for shipping, in 84" tall box but plant was only 31" tall; (pot was 3.75 gal). Called HD cust svc: They offered price adj but after 30+ min on the phone said unable to complete adj and to take the 4 plants to local store; That they would make adj. Local store said they can only accept return; CAN'T do adj on web orders!!
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died
dies in 3 months we water and fertilize it. Just not good.
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    All three dead after a few weeks
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    😍 So Healthy
    Easy to unbox and embed; done in 15 minutes. This is my third time ordering plants online, from Home Depot.
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      First off, the plant I received was half the size of the one pictured. It was only about a foot high if that. The whole bottom of the plant had leaves with holes in it. Apparently bugs. I will not order shrubs from home Depot again.
      Think twice.First off, the plant I received was half the size of the one pictured. It was only about a foot high if that. The whole bottom of the plant had leaves with holes in it. Apparently bugs. I will not order shrubs from home Depot again.
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      4 found this review helpful
      Very healthy, came with 'crewcut' to about an 18" ht. Been in the ground about 3-4 weeks and is growing.
      Great plant, healthy
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      Didn't last a Year
      Bought & planted 5 of these mid-summer last year. Spring is here; they are dead. No issues with the other 100's of trees and shrubs that went in. Not a single one of these made it.
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        Smaller than expected
        I ordered the 2.25 gallon and the plants that I received were about 20 inches tall. I previously ordered 2 quart ones from a different vendor and it was about the same size for half the price. I was expecting these to be taller for what I paid. However, they are thicker than the other ones. I’m sure they were cut in order to fit inside the box. One was brown on the bottom with lots of white dots. Not sure if it has an infection or it’s this is normal for this shrub.
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          great Condition
          Bought 3 to see how they looked. Exceeded expecations and will be ordering 22 more. Lots of reviews about the size. Not sure what you were expecting foe $30 a plant
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            Small plant big price
            I paid basically $100. A piece for these sky pencils via online so I could get the same 7 gallon I purchased in the store. They instead sent me, I believe, the small 2 gallon plant in the 7 gallon container and charged the 7 gallon price. I was shocked when I opened the large boxes! I could have gotten a larger 2 gallon in the store for $25.00. It’s been over a month and I still get upset every time I see them in my backyard!
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              7 found this review helpful
              Too small for the price, underdeveloped roots
              I ordered the larger size thinking I would get a larger plant than the one gallon pot. The plants came well-packaged and quickly, but I was dissappointed that they were only 12” tall and half as wide (plant height, not including the pot). The soil is loose and the roots are not well developed for this size of pot. I will be returning these as they are only worth half the price paid.
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                2 found this review helpful
                Chopped down short
                Why offer a 7 gallon plant if you are going to cut it in half to ship it?? 1 gallon plants at the nursery were 2 ft tall and this 7 gallon is barely 2ft tall. Returning.
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                  4 found this review helpful
                  Depot offered these hollies at three different price points: $17.99, $19.99 and $27.99. I purchas...
                  Depot offered these hollies at three different price points: $17.99, $19.99 and $27.99. I purchased the $27.99, expecting them to be fairly large, vs. the less expensive options. Prior reviews stated that these arrived at 28-30 inches in height. The shrubs I received were barely 13-14 inches; the plants were barely taller than the pots they arrived in and not as pictured in Home Depot's listing. Had I ordered the $17.99 version, would I have received seedlings? Overall, not too satisfied with the order. I give the rating a second star because the plants arrived on-time, healthy and packaged well.
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                  4 found this review helpful
                  Too Small
                  I specifically bought 4 of these based on reviews inficating they were a nice size. I declined to buy locally because everything was too small. Plants arrived in great shape but only 30” tall. I could have bought a slightly larger size locally for half yhe price. Very disappointed. Way too small for the price
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                    3 found this review helpful
                    Looks great. Have two of them in pots by the pool. See pic
                    Looks great. Have two of them in pots by the pool. See pic
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                    Smaller than described
                    The plant is smaller than described. I order 2.5qt and the plant is maybe 8in.
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                      4 found this review helpful
                      Plant arrived healthy and happy with my purchase.. will recommend...
                      Plant arrived healthy and happy with my purchase.. will recommend this to anyone
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                      1 found this review helpful
                      Healthy plant purchase in November
                      I placed my order for a 2.25 gallon sky pencil holly in early NOV 2020. The plant was in transit for 5 days - from NC to NY. The plant was healthy and measured 30 inches from the base of the plant to the top - 40 inches including the planter it came in. The holly arrived with small white flowers and black berries. I plan to keep the holly in a planter/container and move the plant around to figure out its final position in the yard. In a container, I also find it easier to get to know the plant better. I will plant the holly in-ground in the Spring. During the winter, I've read the holly should be tied to avoid any damage from heavy snow that may cause the branches to splay. Happy with the health and condition of my new holly. 
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                        1 found this review helpful
                        Nice!
                        I ordered seven of these. The boxes were pretty banged up upon delivery but the plants inside seemed fine; nice and green, no apparent damage, healthy looking. I also liked how the soil was still slightly damp even after over a week of travel to get to California from the East coast. Out of seven of these, they averaged 50 inches tall not including the soil and plastic planter pot. I thought the price was a little on the high end but you do get what you pay for. I highly recommend these and am happy with my purchase.
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                          2 found this review helpful
                          Love them!
                          Six big beautiful sky pencil hollies - quick few days delivery, securely packed, healthy & uniform - perfectly happy with purchase!
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                            2 found this review helpful
                            I am SO impressed
                            I was on an unsuccessful quest to find 2 of these a similar size to ones already planted - 5 gallon or larger. Discovered Home Depot had recently added this size. Shipping time was 5 days but Home Depot's reviews were good so I took the chance. The shrubs were beautiful, healthy, & big! The packaging was meticulous. I definitely recommend their service & kudos to the wholesale nursery they use.
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                              3 found this review helpful
                              I purchased two of these pencil shrubs to go on either side of a fountain on my patio. I was conc...
                              I purchased two of these pencil shrubs to go on either side of a fountain on my patio. I was concerned about purchasing them online, because I didn’t know how well they would ship. To my joy and surprise, these shrubs arrived healthy and vibrant looking. I have had them a few weeks now, and they still seem to be doing well.
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                              • Recommended
                              Looked very healthy, good price, easy to plant. Recommend.
                              Looked very healthy, good price, easy to plant. Recommend.
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                              • Recommended
                              1 found this review helpful
                              The price was fine. Delivery was prompt and they arrived in great shape. I returned one at my local store without an issue.
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                              One of 5 was not like the others.
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                              Perfect shrub. Very well packaged and am over excited to watch them grow.
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                              The associates that provided assistance via phone were highly skilled in customer service!! They were professional, patient and supportive!
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                              Nice plant, some of the branches were bent; but all in all I am very happy with the purchase.
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                              Sun Tolerance

                              Full Sun

                              Full Sun

                              Full Sun

                              Full Sun

                              Hardiness Zone

                              6 (-10 to 0 F), 7 (0 to 10 F), 8 (10 to 20 F), 9 (20 to 30 F)

                              10 (30 to 40 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)

                              10 (30 to 40 F), 6 (-10 to 0 F), 7 (0 to 10 F), 8 (10 to 20 F), 9 (20 to 30 F)

                              3 (-40 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)

                              Mature Height (ft.)

                              7-12

                              Greater than 12

                              4-6

                              Greater than 12

                              Additional Characteristics

                              Deer Resistant

                              Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant

                              Low Maintenance

                              Disease Resistant, Insect Resistant, Low Maintenance, Privacy, Windbreak

                              Common Name Family

                              Holly

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