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Ilex glabra Gem Box® ('SMNIGAB17')

Gem Box® Inkberry holly: Patent PP27,554

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A great alternative to boxwood!



This cool new dwarf, broadleaf evergreen looks more like a boxwood than an inkberry. A dense, ball-shaped plant, Gem Box ilex has small, dainty, dark green leaves with attractive red tips during the spring flush. It maintains good branching right to the ground so it never looks bare-legged like other cultivars may. It's great as a small evergreen hedge or used as a container specimen in milder climates.

Attributes
Border or Bed
Container
Evergreen
Focal Point
Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Edging
Mass Planting
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Programs
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Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Exposure
Partial Shade
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Ilex glabra 'Gem Box®'

Prefers moist acidic soils. Good shade tolerance. Prune to shape in late winter. Apply an evergreen fertilizer in spring.