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Inkberry

Inkberry

Ilex glabra

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Height: 5 - 8'

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: Green-White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Soil Type: Average, medium to wet

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other names: Ilex glabra, Gallberry, Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry

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$21.99

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Please select a shipping location based on your proximity to either the Maryland or Illinois facility.

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Description

Inkberry (Ilex glabra) is an upright evergreen shrub in the Holly family that grows naturally in bogs and wet woods of coastal plains. The small, inconspicuous, white-green flowers give way to black berries in the fall. These berries are a popular food source for birds and small mammals, but they can be mildly toxic to humans. The nectar produced in spring attracts bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators, and Inkberry is the larval host to Henry’s Elfin Butterfly (shown above). It is commonly used as a hedge for a screen or wind break, and it performs well in wet sites.


 

Additional information

Container Size

1 Gallon

Height

5 – 8'

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

Green-White

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Soil Type

Average, medium to wet

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8,9

Other names

Ilex glabra, Gallberry, Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.