Sky Pencil Holly

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Add some life to your home. Plant a Japanese Sky Pencil Holly on each side of your front door. Or how about on each side of a window? This evergreen is great for accenting areas of your home with some height.

Fast growing and low maintenance, no wonder the Sky Pencil is so popular. The Sky Pencil is a hardy plant that has small, glossy, dark green leaves year round. New growth emerges light green but darkens up with age.

This Holly Tree can get up to 10 feet in height, but stays very narrow at 2-3 feet wide at maturity. Let them grow to the height you would like, and then just keep the top trimmed.

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AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Fertile

Soil Type

Well-drained

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Dark Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Grows in Zones

5-9

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil Type

Well-drained, Fertile

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Dark Green

Botanical Name

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Fertile

Soil Type

Well-drained

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Dark Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Be sure to choose the appropriate location for your Sky Pencil Holly. As long as you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Holly almost any time of the year.

Hollies tolerate full sun to part sun. They prefer a slightly acidic soil, but tend to adapt just about any well draining soil. After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist. Mulching is highly recommended in cooler zones to protect the plant's roots in winter as well. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your Holly deeply a couple times a week for the first few months. After Sky Pencils are established, they only need watered during hot, dry spells. Fertilize in spring with a slow release fertilizer for broad leaf evergreens. Sky Pencils don't require pruning, but they tolerate it well if you prefer to keep them a certain size. Heavy pruning is best reserved for late winter or early spring. In cooler zones, 5 and 6, protect your sky pencil holly from wind.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Mites and scale are insects that can occasionally affect Sky Pencil Hollies. These can be treated with horticultural oil. For severe infections the pesticide Bonide is recommended. Avoid saturated soils to prevent fungal issues in Hollies.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Fertile

Soil Type

Well-drained

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Dark Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Looking for a plant to plant your new Sky Pencil Holly?  How about one on each side of your front door.  They will match and provide a really nice entry way into your home.  If you would like to get creative, plant a cluster of 3 in an area that could use some height.  Plant one on each side of your window.  There are so many possiblilities!

Looking to screen an area but don't have much space?  Plant a sky pencil holly ever 2-3 feet for a nice privacy screen.  They will stay narrow and grow together providing a cool looking hedge. Perfect for a tight screening around garbage containers or ac units. 

The possibilities are limitless with the sky pencil holly. They look great next to drift roses, Kaleidoscope abelia, and dianthus. Get creative, and enhance your landscape.

Shipping Restriction

AZ

Sunlight

Full Sun

Sunlight

Part Sun

Soil Type

Fertile

Soil Type

Well-drained

Mature Height

6-8 Feet

Mature Width

2-3 Feet

Drought Tolerance

Good

Fall Color

Dark Green

Grows in Zones

5

Grows in Zones

6

Grows in Zones

7

Grows in Zones

8

Grows in Zones

9

Each plant we package and ship will carefully be inspected to make sure that you receive the highest quality plant possible, free from insect infestations and disease. All of our plants are living and healthy at time of shipping.

There are many factors that affect a plant. Weather, soil conditions, watering conditions, animal and pest damage, etc. Since we are shipping live plants, timing is critical. Most orders are processed and shipped within 1 - 3 days from checkout.

On occasion a plant order can take up to 5 days for processing. We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means orders may be held until the following monday to ensure the shortest ship time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships fall

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06/07/2017
Stephanie

Healthy but small...

My Sky Pencil Holly arrived quickly and in perfect shape. However, it was smaller than expected. It is within the 3-4 foot promised height but is very thin. I hope it will fill out, but know these plants grow primarily taller, not wider. I wish they had indicated width in the description.

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05/12/2017
Denys

The perfect tree

Exactly what I wanted. They are the perfect for privacy!

K
04/26/2017
Kevin

Looks good

Fast shipping and packed very well.

J
04/24/2017
j

Thanks

amazing quality trees, I wish I had ordered more

S
04/08/2017
Susan

very pleased

very pleased. The sky pencil was carefully packed and came in perfect condition. I haven't planted it yet since it has been very rainy here.