Inkberry

Ilex glabra

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Description:

Midsized evergreen, dioecious shrub of acidic soils. The only Ilex species to sucker. 6 to 8 feet tall. Female plant makes shiny black berries. Partial shade to shade. Prefers moisture but can tolerate dry conditions. Flowers mid June to early July. Fruits mid September to November.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Gallberry
Plant Family:Aquifoliaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds
Bloom Time:Mid June to early July
Fruit Timing:Mid September to November
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Patial shade to shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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